More community support shown for DACT campaign

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DAVENTRY’S WI is the latest community group to give its backing to the DACT campaign after handing over a cheque for £300.

The group arranged a host of fundraisers to help support the group, which is currently fighting proposed funding cuts from Northamptonshire County Council (NCC).

DACT, which supplies elderly and disabled people with lifts to vital appointments, may have to reduce its services if NCC cuts its £31,000 grant next month.

A decision is due to be made at the council’s budget meeting on Tuesday, December 13.

DACT chief executive Rob Kinning said: “Things like the WI raising money for us show that local groups are behind the campaign and it’s fantastic.

“We’ve also now launched a petition online and people have left some wonderful comments on there too.

“We have more than 8,500 signatures in total now which means more than 12 per cent of the adult population in the Daventry district have signed the petition.

“Day after day we are getting more messages of support and it’s all going really well.

“This campaign has really highlighted the strength of support we have and it’s been quite overwhelming for us.”

The Daventry Express is backing the campaign to save DACT from funding cuts and you can sign the petition in our office in High Street, at DACT’S offices in the Abbey Centre, at DACT Shopmobility on New Street or at McDonald’s on Vicar Lane.

To sign the petition online visit www.ipetitions.com/ petition/ncc-2012-13 or www.dact.btck.co.uk.