Wellbalanced Exercise Referral

If a loved one or someone you care for is worried about falling, or feeling unsteady on their feet our Wellbalanced Exercise Referral Programme can help. This low-cost 24 week course of balance & strength classes is specifically designed to reduce the risk of falls. Each session is led by a qualified Postural Stability Instructor and a Support Instructor. Classes take place in venues across Mid Sussex. £1.50 per class (2 x 12 installments). The Wellbalanced programme is delivered by AHS Wellbeing on behalf of Mid Sussex Wellbeing.

If this is of interest then please call us to find out how a loved one, or someone you care for, can be referred to the programme 01444 657099 or email info@wellbalancedprogramme.co.uk 

For more information about Wellbalanced visit our website https://ahswellbeing.co.uk/wellbalanced-for-wellbeing/ or  https://www.facebook.com/ahswellbeing

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 Dame Vera Lynn Memorial

As Dame Vera Lynn was an integral part of setting up Bluebird Community Transport almost 20 years ago it felt like a fitting tribute for us to be taking some of the attendees up to London for the service. What a lovely day for it too!

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Diane Walker – joining the community awards group

Diane Walker who is our Crawley Community Transport Depot Manager with the Community Awards Group who receiving their Awards from Crawley Borough Council recently.

Diane in back row 4th in on right in blue.

Crawley Borough Council are working in partnership with us to support the new Crawley Volunteer Car Scheme.

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CTS Fund Raiser

Hi everyone – we are delighted to advise that Dee MacTaggart has offered to take up the amazing challenge of running for CT Sussex in the Brighton Marathon taking place on 10th April 2022.

Whilst we appreciate that many donations are being made elsewhere at the moment, as a Charity we very much appreciate Dee’s efforts in running 26 miles for us and want to support her as much as we can in her endeavours to complete the race. It is a massive physical effort, and we so appreciate her offer to fund raise for us. Much of our CT Sussex income is dependent on charitable donations, so this is a great opportunity for supporting our own charity that we are all part of.

There is a Go Fund Me Page up and ready to take anything you want to donate, even a few pounds will make a difference.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/btc6w-brighton-marathon-2022-fundraiser

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A Fond Farewell To Three Bluebird Legends

Last Friday we got to celebrate the years of service and retirement of Dick Lord, Paddy Donohue & Jan Case. While they will be thoroughly missed, we where so pleased to raise a glass to the fantastic work that they have given to us and the community.

From Left to Right: Lee Gander, Dick Lord, Matt Roberts, Jan Case & Paddy Donohue.

Dick & Paddy have been working for the charity for a combined total of 35 years! By being some of the original drivers for the organisation, they have been around for the development and growth of the charity, transporting members of the community on over 7,000 trips!

Jan Case has been part of the team since 2011, providing 8 years of escorting special need children to and from school. With 464 school trips completed, all the students she’s worked with over this period are sad to see her go, as well are we.

We could not have asked for better staff. They have gone above and beyond their duty of service with their kindness and loyalty. They have helped more individuals than we could ever imagine possible. As true assets to the charity, they will be sorely missed by all. We would like to wish you all the best for the future and thank everyone who turned up to celebrate these Bluebird legends retirement.

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East Grinstead Community Meet

CTSussex set up on the 27th of June outside East Grinstead Bus Surgery to speak to our local community.

Attended by Southdown Buses and Metro Bus we got to speak to travelers and local commuters about our service, what we offer and how we operate. Their feedback and support was greatly appreciated and a fantastic way to spread the word of what our charity can offer. Thanks again to all those who chatted with us and came to back us!

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Campaign to Challenge the DfT’s Proposed Changes to s19 and s22 Legislation

Important Message to all UK operators of s19 and s22 minibuses

 

We are a collective of UK Community Transport operators who are greatly concerned
by the implications of DfT’s letter to the sector on 31st July. We feel that the
implications of the letter – if enforced – would have a catastrophic impact on the CT
sector and its ability to provide essential transport to the individuals and communities
that we serve.

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CT Sussex Press Release – 21st August 2017

 

Following our original press release on 15th August, Community Transport Sussex, incorporating Bluebird Community Transport (including The Henfield Community Bus and Hurst & Hassocks Community Bus), Horsham District Community Transport and Crawley Community Transport, are pleased to announce that it will be resuming all its Dial-a Ride and selected other services by the 29th August. The temporary suspension of services was due to a re-interpretation of the  national guidance under which community transport operators run, issued by the Department of Transport, as laid out in their letter issued on 31st July.

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CT Sussex Summer Ball

We would like to say thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at our summer ball on 6th July at Effingham Park Hotel! It was a great turn out and an amazing night.

Thank you to Kerrie at Enticing Events for all of your help organising it and sponsoring part of our casino! As well as RDH Commercials for sponsoring part of the casino and Abcom IT Solutions for sponsoring the auction.

The casino from Fun Casino Hire, auction from Fundraising Auctions, raffle and food all went down well and we are really looking forward to planning our big event for next year! Everyone had a great night! For more pictures visit our Facebook page. Our photo booth from F/S event photography went down a treat, and our photographs from our photographer Sjinsane photography turned out amazing!

Initial figures show that we have made about £4,500 on the night, with some items still to come in. So THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who helped us and supported us we really could not have done it without you.

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Party in the Park

On Saturday 10th June 2017 CT Sussex was the charity sponsor for Party in the park in Burgess Hill. We had a fantastic day and raised over £450 for our charity! We had guess the name of the Gnome and guess how many sweets were in the jar. We also had some lovely cakes handmade by Megan, our transport assistant at Bluebird depot.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the organisers at Party in the Park 2017 and also to all of the staff members and family/friends that came along to support and help us on the day. We couldn’t have raised so much without you!

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