The wonderful community of Windermere & Bowness has come together to offer free transport for local residents to attend their COVID vaccinations.

Gift a Lift has been set up by our furloughed team member Jill Santamera, also the local Coop Member Pioneer. Jill has teamed up with partners at Lakeland Retreats and furloughed Operations Manager, Gerry Knight. With many local residents having to make the 15 mile journey from Windermere & Bowness to Grange-over-Sands to receive their COVID vaccination, this facebook group was set up to help arrange free transportation. The scheme has been shared with the local surgeries in the area so they can put residents in touch with the team offering free transportation. 

Jill and Gerry have recruited 24 local volunteers, secured funding for fuel and PPE with all the necessary compliance in place. They have received donations from local businesses including Mountain Goat Garage for PPE, including cleaning equipment, hand sanitiser and disposable seat covers. 

143982871_10160739241008858_2567288465031541117_o.jpgThe group is available to support the residents of Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere, Bowness, Hawkshead & Staveley. Transport is available 7 days a week to Grange-over-Sands and Kendal vaccination centres and all local health centres. 

If you or a loved one requires transport, simply call or enquiry and they will make the necessary arrangements. Call Jill on 07816361500 or Gerry on 07841513807.