Community dial-a-bus celebrates 20 years

Jodie Stubbs and Roy Duguid at the event.
Jodie Stubbs and Roy Duguid at the event.

Dial-a-Community Bus held an event last month celebrating over 20 years of hard work from their volunteers.

The organisation operates Community Transport in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City and relies heavily on help from community minded people.

DACB Chair Gordon Reid said: “We had been talking for a while of how to thank our volunteers for their support and with a wee bit of grant funding from Aberdeenshire Council we were able to put together this evening and bring together many of our volunteers past and present.”

Volunteer Board Member Wendy Durston organised the night with help from the Volunteer Centre Aberdeen who provided all the certificates for the volunteers.

“We wanted to find a way to celebrate the length of service of our volunteers, many of whom have given up their time to help others for over 10 years with some being with us as long as 20 years.  The young children who came along with their parents to help at events have now grown into young adults with jobs who have been volunteering for more than half of their lives.  Not many organisations are fortunate enough to have such a loyal and committed group of volunteers and DACB takes great pride in the fact that our volunteer base encompasses all age groups from young people to the retired.”

As well as certificates and goody bags for all volunteers there was singing from one of the younger volunteers, Ellon Academy pupil Chloe Milne.