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About Us

Sherborne Voluntary Ambulance, also known as The Big Red Bus, is a local charity established to provide transport services for the elderly, disabled or socially isolated. 

Formed in 1977, we operate a 15 seater bus, equipped with a wheelchair hoist, for use by individuals and organisations, enabling them to tend to social and personal needs. We arrange outings, which include country and seaside expeditions, as well as theatre trips. We also work closely with local  residential and nursing homes.

Our passengers pay a small fee which contributes towards, but does not fully cover our day to day running costs. No regular income is given by official sources, and our team of volunteers work hard all year round to generate an income to cover our running costs. Donations are gratefully received and our committee regularly organise fundraising events. 

In 2015 we purchased a new vehicle and we are continually raising funds for maintenance as well as the future replacement of the bus. 

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