PPE FUNDRAISING APPEAL

£5 - Provides cleaning wipes/hand sanitiser for a Driver

£10 - Provides a mask and pair of gloves for a Driver

£20 - Provides a cleanable seat cover for a passenger seat

Swan Transport is trying to raise funds to cover the cost of buying PPE to keep both our drivers and passenger safe during their journeys, can you help? 
Click on the Teddy Bear to Donate to
Swan's PPE appeal via
  


 Service Update on 1st August 2020:  

Swan Transport is now operating again,
but at reduced capacity. Our office is now
open from 9.30am - 3pm Monday to Friday.
There is an answerphone available as well.

Please note we have a system in place to
safeguard our drivers and passengers
during their journeys in light of Covid19.
Please click here for further information.


The Community Transport Association
guidelines state that currently we are
only allowed to take essential journeys.
We are able to cover things like:
shopping, all types of health transport, 
work placements, respite requests...

 Please check with us anyway if you are not sure, as we may be able to cover it or suggest an alternative to you if not.  
 

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If you need any other assistance please call the following helpline:

Compassionate Community Hub
0300 247 0050
This is an advice and support hub for those who are self-isolating / shielding
and in need of help.



Swan's transport scheme is again up and running but as some of our drivers are still shielding we are operating with a much smaller pool of drivers than normal. We are now starting to take people to vital health appointments and activities - so we would be very glad of any new drivers to apply... across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset.

We have a safe but straightforward system in place to safeguard both our drivers and passengers during their journeys, in light of the current situation with Covid19. 

Do you know anyone who likes driving and would enjoy helping their local community by transporting people to appointments, events or activities? Perhaps you could mention Swan Transport to them so they can find out more...

For further information on applying...

 


Swan Transport had a very successful Fashion Show... 


Carol Curtis, one of Swan’s volunteer drivers organised another very successful charity fashion show, which was hosted by M&Co in Midsomer Norton to raise funds for SWAN. The event took place in the store on 26th September and it raised just over £430. The event would not have been possible without the 18 volunteers from the local area who modelled on the night, showcasing M&Co’s clothes to the delight of the audience. The Swan Chairman was modelling the men’s range on the night, so all eyes were on Chris being the only man in the modelling team. Organiser Carol even had her own moment, surprising us by coming out to model at the end accompanied by Chris and Swan’s office volunteer Anna on either side of her, getting lots of claps and cheers.

 

Suzie, the M&Co compere and all the store staff made everyone feel very welcome and even made tea for the drivers, which was much appreciated as they had transported people to the show and couldn’t enjoy a glass of wine. A fantastic raffle and tombola added extra to the event and lots of gifts were donated from a number of Radstock and Midsomer Norton shops and individuals.

Swan’s thanks go to: Bike it, Hair Razor, McColl’s, Bath Dancewear, No 10 Café, Headlines, Jacarandas, Wetherspoon’s, Keith Ingram shoes, Essence café, Oils & Coils, Pure Beauty, Midsomer Norton DIY, Rose Craft and a number of individuals. Sarah Oughton, Swan’s Volunteer Transport Co-ordinator said “We would like to thank all the people who supported us on the night, including Carol and all those who gave their time to make the event a great success” .




Shopping on Ebay - would you like to help Swan get the benefit of a small donation?

Supporting our charity's work    through Ebay Checkout:   

If you use Ebay to buy goods online, you may have noticed during the checkout process that a charity appears at the bottom of the screen that you can choose to make a donation to if you prefer. Swan has now registered with both Paypal and Ebay, so if you wanted to choose Swan as your Favourite Charity on Ebay, we would appear during the checkout process whenever you buy something on Ebay. This gives you the option if you wanted, to occasionally donate a small sum like £1 or £2 towards our transport scheme. 

To make us your Favourite Charity, Go to Ebay.co.uk and login as normal, then click on My Ebay. You will appear on the ‘Activity’ tab in My Ebay - click over to the Account tab. In the left hand menu near the bottom click on Donation account, then above where it says ‘Pending Donations’ there is a little tab called ‘Dashboard’, click next to it onto Favourites and search for Swan Advice Network, which is our official charity name. Finally you click on Add to My Favourites located below this. It should then show a heart symbol with 'My Favourite Charity' next to it and you are all set! 


Swan Transport Christmas Meal 

23 Volunteers and Staff, from Swan - including 19 of our Drivers, attended our annual Christmas meal on Wednesday 6th December. The meal took place at the Centurion Hotel in Westfield again and the conservatory we were in had wonderful views out over the golf course! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and everybody really enjoyed their meal – a big thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work this year!


More photos can be found on the Events Photos page!








  Newsletter Spring 2020  

SWAN TRANSPORT
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01761 439548

Click here to find out more about the scheme



SWAN ADVICE NETWORK
Leigh House
1 Wells Hill
Radstock
Bath
BA3 3RN



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