A new addition to Dial-a-Ride’s fleet of minibuses has been named after long-standing trustee Lucy Haycock.
The fully-accessible bus, which is part of the charity’s 10-strong fleet, cost £36,000 and was funded thanks to North Yorkshire County Council, appeals, donations and a grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation.
Manager Julie Banks said: “We’re really thrilled that we have been able to replace an old bus and keep our fleet up to date.”
She added: “Naming the bus after Lucy is our way of saying thank you for all her hard work and support over the years, which has all been done on a voluntary basis. When she started there was just one second-hand minibus and it has just grown from there.” Lucy said: “I was so shocked! It really brought a smile to my face and my granddaughters were tickled pink. It’s a real honour.”
Lucy, right, is pictured with her granddaughters Sophie (left) and Saffron Haycock, and manager Julie Banks.