Taverham Band nominates a charity each year to whom monies collected at concerts and events are donated.
Nominated Charity for 2012
Norwich Door-to-Door are a caring and welfare charity, formed in 1992 to enable the social inclusion and enhance the well being and life experience of severely disabled children, adults and older people with severe mobility problems. Their services are for people who are on low income, who need extra help and a friendly hand to be able to get out and about independently. For passengers and their carers transport is the key to freedom and autonomy and there is the added assurance of the safety and security of a door to door service.
Passengers tell them they want to be able to choose when they travel. They want to be able to plan days when they feel well and have access to support that empowers them. They want to make their own contribution to their own society in their own way.
Norwich Door-to-Door operate a fleet of seven mobility buses all equipped with “to the ground” front of bus steps, passenger lifts big enough for wheelchairs, walking aids and scooters. Each bus operates with a two person crew who receive accredited training for operating mini buses suitable for the safe carriage of people travelling in their wheelchairs.
Their service enables passengers to connect with their communities, experience an enhanced state of well being and sense relief from the feeling of isolation and depression of spirit. There has been much research already done by august bodies like the British Medical Association and Leonard Cheshire Disability on the importance of social inclusion for a sense of well being.
2012 COLLECTION TOTAL
A total of of £2,400 was collected during 2012, and presented at our Spring Concert in 2013, taking our grand total to over £41,000 since 1995!!