Swan Newsletter Autumn 2017        

Swan Transport AGM with Guest Speaker from 

Swan Transport are holding our AGM on Wednesday 15th November, starting at 2pm. We have a guest speaker, James Carlin, who will be joining us from Localgiving; an organisation that Swan has joined that helps local charities with fundraising ideas and opportunities. Click here for notice with full information.

There will be tea, coffee and refreshments available, and the venue will be at Peasedown St. John Methodist Church which has disabled access and facilities and is located on the main Bath Road next to Tesco. Limited car parking is available at the church but there is also a public car park in Greenlands Road nearby. Peasedown Co-op located further along Bath Road have also kindly offered use of their rear car park. If you can please park in the spaces towards the back of the car park, that would be helpful to the Coop’s customers.

We would love you to join us, so it would be a great help with the catering if you could give us a quick call or email if you’d like to attend.  It should be an interesting and fun afternoon - come along, meet the Swan team and find out more about us!

Carol's Community Fashion Show for Swan Transport 

One of our models, Jess at the event

Carol Curtis, a volunteer driver with Swan Transport based in Radstock organised a charity fashion show hosted by M&Co in Midsomer Norton to raise funds for Swan. 

The event took place in the store on Thursday 21st September and it raised just over £450. The event would not have been possible without the 22 volunteers from the local area who modelled on the night, showcasing M&Co's clothing range to the delight of the audience. The children stole the show and were especially endearing, also helping to call out the raffle numbers - and one of the youngest, Leo concluded the event of his own volition by thanking everyone for coming!

Suzie the compere and all the store staff made everyone feel very welcome and even offered tea for those gasping for something other than wine and cold soft drinks which were much appreciated.

The raffle was a fantastic added extra to the event and gifts were donated from many Radstock shops and individuals. Swan's thanks go to; Bike It, JoJo's the hairdressers, The Loft, Hair Razor hairdressers, McColls, Lovat Short, Susan Hill School of Dance, Jean's hairdressers, Rumours Hairdressers as well as a number of individuals.

Sarah Oughton, Swan's Volunteer Transport Co-ordinator said "We would like to thank Carol and all those who gave their time to make the event a great success".

Swan Transport Awarded Funds by Big Local Dragons' Den

Sarah Oughton putting forward Swan Transport's pitch

Swan Transport recently attended the Big Local Radstock & Westfield Dragon's Den on Friday 21st April, where there were awards of £500 available to several deserving community organisations in the local area.

Our Swan Co-Ordinator Sarah Oughton stood up to put forward Swan's pitch to the friendly Dragons, who also asked her questions about our organisation and what it does. All the local residents who attended the evening were then able to vote for up to five groups to receive an Award and Swan were one of the winners! 

Sarah was ably aided by lots of toy cars representing our hard-working drivers, these went down a treat with many of the youngsters who attended at the evening. Well done Sarah!

Our grateful thanks to Sarah Westell's daughter for the photograph taken on the night.


You can donate to Swan Transport using Localgiving - just click on the button!  

Donations help to support our Access to Health scheme which provides journeys for people needing to travel to the doctors and hospitals. These journeys are covered entirely by donations as we receive no regular funding.

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SWAN's Community Transport Scheme has been supported through Radstock & Westfield Big Local and administered by Local Trust for the Big Lottery Fund.

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