Birmingham van maker LDV is supporting a much-needed transport service for the UK’s leading armed forces charity.
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help (SSAFA) has received a 15-seat wheelchair accessible Maxus minibus as part of an LDV sponsorship scheme, to transport wounded personnel and their families.
The charity provides a caring and trusted service through its professionally trained team and network of 7,000 volunteers to more than 50,000 people each year.
Upon their return from operations, badly injured service personnel are taken to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine based at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
The donated vehicle will be used on a daily basis transporting patients and families between the hospital and the charity’s accommodation for relatives.
SSAFA Forces Help’s director of services support, Liz Sheldon, said: “The minibus will provide much needed assistance to the families at what can be a very difficult time.”
John Ball, LDV’s direct supply fleet manager added: “SSAFA provides such a valuable service we are only too happy to help.”