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VOLUNTEER WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Two of our Easilink Volunteer Car Drivers, Gerard and Caroline attended an afternoon tea party hosted by Omagh Volunteer Centre ahead of volunteers week.
 
Thank you Omagh Volunteer Centre for inviting us along.
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VOLUNTEER CAR DRIVER, MONA RICE GETS RECOGNISED AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY HOSTED BY THE MAYOR

Mona Rice, Easilink volunteer driver and Claire Russell, Easilink Chief Executive were delighted to be invited to attend a special volunteer recognition event today, organised by North West Volunteer Centre and hosted by Graham Warke, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District in the Guildhall.
 
Mona has been volunteering for over 20 years and goes above and beyond to help people in the local community in her role as volunteer car driver.
 
Mona was awarded a 200-hour Gold EPIC Award certificate at this special event, along with other volunteers throughout the district. It is to acknowledge, say thanks and showcase the dedication and time Mona voluntarily gives.
 
From everyone at Easilink, Thank you Mona. You are one in a million.

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EASILINK VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION EVENTS

We were delighted to host Volunteer Celebration Events at Omagh Enterprise and the Sollus Centre, Bready. It was an opportunity to say thank you to our volunteer car drivers for the amazing work they have done over the past year.

In the past few months, we have started to see a new normal and therefore a significant increase in trip requests. Our volunteer car drivers are going above and beyond to ensure our service users get the transport they require. In this year alone, our volunteers in the Easilink operational areas – Omagh, Strabane and Rural Foyle have delivered 4852 passengers’ trips – Amazing!

It was only fitting to get the fantastic motivational life coach, Cliodhna Fullen blog in to do a session with the Omagh volunteers on the power of the mindset and self-care. It gave our volunteers the time to sit back, reflect and remember to take time for themselves, when they are out helping others. It was a very inspiring and uplifting session for a Monday morning. Thank you Cliodhna.

We were only delighted to have Geraldine Keys, from Omagh Volunteer Centre come along to thank the volunteers and present EPIC Award certificates for their time commitment, along with the newly elected Chair of Fermanagh & Omagh, Cllr Barry McElduff. Thank you both for taking the time out of your busy schedules to come along.

We had Angie Porter from Refresh Health & Wellness doing a session on Tai Chi Seated Fitness – ‘Mediation in Motion’ with the Strabane and Foyle car drivers. The idea was to promote serenity through gentle movements, connecting the mind and body.

The session was also very fitting for our drivers, who have been very busy the past while driving in their voluntary roles. It was very refreshing indeed. A time to reset and refresh! Thank you, Angie.

We were delighted to have Jacqui and Mari-Rose from North West Volunteer Centre join us to present EPIC Award certificates to the volunteers for their outstanding time commitment.

Thank you all.

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CELEBRATING SUCCESS

Two of our longest serving Volunteer Car Drivers, Paddy Montague and Mona Rice celebrating National Volunteers Week and being recognised for their amazing contribution over the past 20+ years! 💙💚

 

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𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞’𝗦 𝗥𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗟 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 & 𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗕𝗘𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗘 – 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗗!

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲?
 
The Rural Links to Health & Wellbeing service is a community transport service funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland and delivered by Easilink Community Transport.
 
The aim of the service is to help people who do not have access to public transport or their own private transport to attend Hospital appointments and other health related appointments and activities across the Western Trust area.
 
The service is delivered primarily by our volunteer car drivers, and we have accessible vehicles for those with mobility issues.
 
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲?
 
People who live in the Easilink operational area (Omagh, Strabane or Rural L’Derry) and do not have access to public transport or their own private transport can avail of the service.
 
Clients must be fit to travel independently without assistance. Where assistance is required a friend, carer or family member can travel for free with the person attending the appointment. This applies to one friend, carer or family member only – any additional passengers must pay the fare as outlined.
 
New clients must register as an Easilink member in advance, in order to avail of the service.
 
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗼?
 
Qualifying clients (living in Easilink area, with no access to public or private transport), can use the service to attend Hospital appointments in Altnagelvin, Omagh and South West Acute Hospitals, or any other health related appointments or activities in the Western Trust area.
 
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿?
 
To find out if you are eligible and to register as a member, please contact your local Easilink Community Transport Office.
 
Strabane/L’Derry – (028) 71 883282
Omagh – (028) 82 248140

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