Charity gets new Minibus ready

MINIBUS: Members f the Invercarron Resouce Centre Thursday group are joined by representatives of the Lions Club and charity Thanks for the memories to celebrate Alzheimer Scotland's new bus with a glass of bubbly.
MINIBUS: Members f the Invercarron Resouce Centre Thursday group are joined by representatives of the Lions Club and charity Thanks for the memories to celebrate Alzheimer Scotland's new bus with a glass of bubbly.

After two months of waiting Alzheimer Scotland’s services in the area have finally been able to welcome their new addition- their new mini bus which has lovingly been named The White Lady Bella.

The day care which meets on a Thursday in the Invercarron resource Centre christened the minibus last week when they chose a name and toasted it’s safe journeys, they were joined by some of the people who helped to make their new bus a reality.

Service manager, Sarah Duff, said: “We thought our own bus would be fantastic but we couldn’t afford it so we did a lot of fundraising and bought a second hand bus.” The group were supported by locals and businesses including The Harbour Bar in Gourdon and Thanks for the memories who held a fashion sale. Their excitement at affording a minibus was short lived. It soon became apparent that the bus had serious problems and needed work done.

After all their hard work, this was a huge blow to the Charity. However help was not far away and the Lions Club stepped in and paid for all of the repairs which Brickfield motors provided at a cut price. Sarah described the Lions help as “fantastic” and without them she doesn’t know what they would have done. The bus will allow the group some freedom to go on trips and as Sarah put it allow them to have “fun” and be “spontaneous.” She said: “Thanks to everyone who helped with the fundraising, this has been a long slog with a few hiccups along the way, but we have done it.”