Rotary Club supports community bus

The Rotary Club of Farnham has donated £1,000 towards the town’s community bus which is operated by Waverley hoppa Community Transport.

Since coming into service seven months ago, hundreds of passengers have travelled on the new bus, which picks up customers from their home and takes them to a pre-booked destination in Farnham.

Paul Fry, President of the Rotary Club of Farnham says: “hoppa provides a vital community service to the people of Farnham and we are delighted to provide this support.”

Hoppa’s general manager, Steve Forward says: “We are very grateful for the donations we have received from so many of Farnham’s community organisations and businesses. Every penny has gone towards providing a service that is viewed as vital by passengers. I have no doubt in saying that without hoppa, our customers would soon become isolated and would have to rely on the goodwill of friends and family or costly transport services to get them to the shops and routine medical appointments.”

Hoppa provides low cost, fully accessible transport to people living in Farnham and the borough of Waverley.

The Rotary Club of Farnham has 45 members who live in the Farnham area. They meet on a Thursday lunchtime in The Bush Hotel. The club is part of Rotary International and its main activity is to serve the community, by running local events, supporting other organisations; activities and raising funds for local charities and specific internal projects or situations.

Left to right – hoppa driver Phil Jones; Paul Fry President of the Rotary Club of Farnham and Alan Gavaghan member of the Rotary Club of Farnham’s Community Team.