A new mini-bus is transforming the lives of Wraysbury’s older citizens thanks to the village trust.

The bus was presented to Age Concern members at the Village Hall, after the Wraysbury Village Trust raised £29,000 to buy it – thanks to generous businesses and residents.

Members of Age Concern used their bus to get to meetings and it had come to the end of its life.

The Village Trust has been making a contribution to the village since 1972. But its fundraising for the bus proved one of its most successful projects.

The new minibus features a wheelchair lift and enough cash has been left over to buy an on-board defibrillator.

A nifty agreement has been reached with other societies and sports teams in the village allowing them to use the bus for away matches, so that it makes a contribution to the whole community and the trust will meet running costs.

The bus’ older fans will also be able to make trips in it far beyond the village hall, including the seaside.