Us in a Bus is a Registered Charity (number 1088570).
We depend entirely upon income generated from providing sessions with clients, training and consultancy fees and the generosity of individuals and grant giving organisations to continue to deliver our work.
Choir supports Us in a Bus
Natural Voices Choir in Ashstead collected money for Us in a Bus at their Christmas Concert this weekend and raised £350. Thank you to Rachel and all the ladies involved. See naturalvoices.co.uk for more details of their Choirs and forthcoming events.
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New Wheels for Us in a Bus
We are currently fundraising for a new van. Our team are currently delivering 50 sessions a week across Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London visiting just under 200 people with profound learning disabilities.
Our vans are currently doing on average approximately 8,000 miles a year and our oldest van is now ten years old and has over 111,000 miles on the clock. We anticipate it will need replacing this year to allow us to continue to run consistently and efficiently. Fundraising is underway and we have already raised £7,500 towards our target of £12,000.
(Photo above of a previous van we fund-raised for: unveiled in 2010 by Barbara Green; one of our clients, actress Julie Graham and the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead).
Recent fundraising activity and donations include:
- Donations in lieu of flowers
- Over £900 raised by the sister of one of our clients by running the 2012 Brighton Marathon
- A donation from Redhill Redstone Rotary Club
- A donation from The Brockham Firework Display
- Donations from various Charitable Trusts to support our running costs and pieces of equipment
- Anonymous donations from individuals
- A legacy
We have written an account of one of our clients to help
others understand the people we work with.
"Meet Joe" is the story of a man with profound learning disabilities.
Click on MEET JOE to read more about him and his life.