The Sheppey Support Bus launch was a great success this week with local community figures attending the event on our Minster campus.
On Wednesday evening at 5pm, played host to individuals from the local community and hosted the launch of the Sheppey Support Bus, a project we are so proud to be involved with alongside the Sheppey Community Development Forum.
The Sheppey Support Bus has been developed over the past year, initially designed to meet the needs of local people after the coronavirus pandemic where local needs have become even more apparent. The bus, donated by local company Travelmasters, has been converted into a multi-service provision, featuring a subscription-based supermarket on the lower deck and numerous private meeting spaces for support services including debt counselling and financial advice on the top deck.
The open area near the reception of our Minster campus was transformed into a viewing area where invitees were seated in a COVID-safe manner, and listened to speeches from Forum members Mr Paul Murray and Major Lynne Clifton from the Sheerness Salvation Army, as well as Oasis Founder Steve Chalke. Steve said of the event: “This bus is like no other! Downstairs is a social supermarket, and on the top deck we want to bring together all number of other agencies... The Sheppey Support Bus would not have happened without Tim Lambkin and Travelmasters, Lynne Clifton from the Salvation Army, and Paul Murray.”
We are so proud to play our part in this project, having supported the development of the bus from its conception right through to its launch event this week. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates on the bus.
This is a project developed by the community, for the community. To donate to this community cause, please visit the Sheppey Support Bus Just Giving page here.