Daventry disability group appeals for votes to get grant

The Cube disability in Daventry. ( photo by Andy Taylor/atsportphoto ) NNL-151205-172345001
The Cube disability in Daventry. ( photo by Andy Taylor/atsportphoto ) NNL-151205-172345001
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A disability group from Daventry wants people to help it fund a new minibus.

The Cube Disability in Daventry, is appealing for votes to help it win a grant from the Aviva Community Fund.

The group needs £25,000 to pay for the vehicle it has its eyes on: a 20-seater Ford minibus adapted to fit wheelchairs.

It would allow the group to transport at least 140 disabled people aged over 18 every week and 7,000 a year to cinema trips, sports games, discos and even holidays.

Spencer Freed, manager of the Daventry centre, said: “The response from the local community has been great but we need to build on this and get as many votes as possible!”

“As well as benefiting our existing clients, we will also be making the bus available to other disability groups in the Northamptonshire area.”

The group’s mission statement for their ‘We Want Wheels’ campaign, posted on the insurance company’s Community Fund project website, states: “The minibus would allow everybody to travel together in an adapted and safe vehicle.

“It would allow disability to be out in the community, promote friendships, good health, laughter and stop social isolation and loneliness.”

Keen local sports supporters, The Cube Disability are sponsors of Northampton Saints and Northants Steelbacks and the new bus would allow many of their like-minded members to be taken to watch live games.

The statement adds: “We are firm believers that disability and sport can go hand in hand and that, with the right support, everybody can be included regardless of disability.”

To find out more and to vote for the minibus project, visit The Cube’s Community Fund page.