We celebrate our 20th anniversary.
The official launch of Cambridge Dial a Ride by Pof Stephen Hawkon was undertaken on the 29th May 1996.Set up initially in the Zion Baptist Church in East Road Cambridge in conjunction with Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Social Services and Huntingdon Health Commission. We had 100 members at that time who were unable to get about on their own through age or disability and we leased a bus through Marshalls of Cambridge.
Reverend Tony Barker of the Zion Baptist Church was our first Chairman, he retired in 2003/4 and Tony Barber a local retired business man and Rotarian took over until 2011. Alan Edwards our current Chairman took over in 2011 and is still enjoying the action.
We have grown over the years to 450 members with 7 mini buses. We have been able to do this with the support of all the local Cambridge Councils, the NHS, Girton Town Charity, Abbeyfield,The Pye Trust, Marshalls, Ridgeon’s, Tesco’s, The Big Lottery Fund and Cambridge South Rotary Club.
We hope that with continued support we will be able to continue to support our local residents and thank all our customers for their good wishes and look forward to our next major anniversary in 5 years time. A picture of one of our customers about to enter one of our buses is attached.