Wye Valley Volunteers
Wye Valley Volunteers is a registered charity which serves the area of Bourne End, The Wooburns, Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow. It runs various services, designed to help those in need in the community, including home visiting, community transport and a number of activities to encourage social contact for those less mobile and perhaps more isolated. It is run entirely by volunteers.
The organisation was set up in 1984 to provide an office for the well established Bourne End Good Neighbours and as a recruitment agency for volunteers to run the services.
Each year about 800 trips to medically related appointments are arranged for clients of the Voluntary Transport Scheme and a similar number of visits are made to elderly clients by the home visiting service. Over forty older people regularly attend and enjoy the monthly lunch club and the two weekly drop-in coffee mornings are very popular.
In the year 2013 Wye Valley Volunteers had the honour of receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, an award equivalent to an MBE for an individual.
In 2014 funds were raised locally to purchase a new Community Minibus. This provides transport for several of WVV’s services. It is fully adapted for disabled people and is available to hire by local community groups,