TVF's Accessible Mini-Bus Appeal

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The Victoria Foundation funds accessible mini-buses which provide vital transport for the frail, elderly, and those with mobility problems or disabilities. The vehicles help to ensure those in great need can attend educational, recreational and social welfare activities. 

The charity prioritises requests which help residents of the Boroughs of Kingston and Richmond. With a growing ageing population in both boroughs there is an ever-increasing need for more accessible  vehicles. 

Can you help - fund the gap! 
The Victoria Foundation has launched an urgent appeal to raise £65,000 to fund a fully accessible mini-bus which will help to transform many more lives in our community.  

The Victoria Foundation has £40,000 pledge but we urgently need your help to fund the gap to provide a new accessible mini-bus which will be operated by Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport (RaKAT).  Any donation you can make will  go towards funding the vehicle which will help to ensure the elderly in our community are not isolated at home.          


How your donation will help and a message of thanks

It is a huge boost to the Trustees and staff of RaKAT that The Victoria Foundation continues to support the organisation. Since 2007 the charity has funded 7 fully accessible mini-buses and we have just taken delivery of ‘Victor’. 
In twenty years RaKAT has expanded to cope with the needs of the local community and now operates over 35 mini buses of which three quarters are fully accessible, 25% of which have been funded by The Victoria Foundation. This allows us to complete over 180,000 passenger journeys per annum. Over 70% of this work is with groups making provision for the frail, elderly, those with mobility problems or disabilities. 
To maintain this level of activity requires us to finance the replacement of three mini- buses a year and quite simply without the help received from The Victoria Foundation it would not be possible. 
I  cannot speak highly enough of the continued support of the charity. I know that this is recognised by the people making use of our services and we all say a massive thank you.” 
Nigel Newby CEO RaKAT 

Please DONATE NOW and together we can provide a fully accessible mini-bus which will provide vital accessible transport year on year and help to combat loneliness and isolation for the most vulnerable in our community.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved and support TVF please get in touch now on 02083321788 or 

£50 raised online
£40,000 raised offline
£65,000 target
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