We are pleased to say that we are a growing, forward looking charity but this means we have increasing demands on our funds. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure there are lots of opportunities for our members to socialise and activities that are entertaining and informative.
However, our transport budget is limited and after much discussion with our members we have decided to make a small charge for transport, whether provided by volunteers or taxi. Taxis will only be used as a last resort and at the discretion of staff and committee members.
From 1st October 2019 PAB will charge all members £2 each way when participating in a PAB activity and when transport has been provided for them. Carers will go free. Members will be asked to pay the leader of the activity the £2 or £4 and the amount will be noted. This will be recorded by the leader and money collected will be given to staff in the office. Anyone coming by bus or own transport will of course not need to pay.
Existing activities not run by PAB and where our members already attend will also be charged. These are: Braille, Yoga and Books Aloud.
Any transport to new activities set up by other organisations will be paid solely by the member attending and not subsidised by PAB.
If you have particular concerns as to how and when the changes apply to you, please let us know and one of the committee will get back to you. We all look forward to seeing even more of you at our forthcoming events.