RESIDENTS at a care home in Matlock are celebrating after a generous donation means they can take to the road once again.
Regular trips to the coast and the countryside ground to a halt in September for those living at Long Meadow after being told there was no cash left for fuel to keep the home’s minibus running.
But NDVA (North Derbyshire Voluntary Action) have come to the rescue by handing over £600 to pay for the much-needed diesel.
Chairman of the residents’ association, Colin Brookes, said the group had applied to NDVA for a small grant, and were delighted with the outcome.
He said: “Our prayers were answered when £600 was awarded to our association from NDVA under a joint finance scheme from Health and Social Services.
“It’s good to get back on the road and it will really make a difference to our members health and well-being.”
Iris Wagstaffe, whose mother was in the home and her husband now drives the minibus, said: “I was delighted to learn that NDVA had given a grant of £600.
“I certainly think that due credit should be given to the persistence of Colin Brookes.”