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Volunteer 4x4 drivers in Bucks supporting the vulnerable

Usually called out in the winter, the team of drivers are delivering food parcels around the area.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:55am 24th May 2020. 2-minute read.

Volunteer 4x4 drivers in Bucks supporting the vulnerable

A volunteer team of drivers are helping to keep people connected in Buckinghamshire.

Borg 4x4 are a team that work with the local authorities, particularly in winter months, to make sure people get the help they need. 

However, the pandemic means the vital support they provide during snow season is needed now as well. 

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So the team, along with new volunteers have been out on the road delivering food parcels.

Simon Avery-Sutton is Emergency Planning Liaison officer for the group

"We do this because we want to care and we want to help, where we can and do what we can. It's not hard for us to go out and do it. Our time is the most previous thing and actually if we can use that to support people then that's great. And we thank everybody that's donated across the board."

Thanks to a donation of Hyundai cars the group have been able to increase the number of drivers helping. 

Over the course of the lockdown they have driven over 8,436 miles. 

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Simon explained the reaction they get when dropping off the food packages:

"The conversations we're having with people that have not seen anybody for 2/3 weeks and then we're appearing with this food parcel from the council and they are over the moon.

"So, we will sit there and have a 20 minute conversation with them because at the end of the day that's the only bit of contact they're had in weeks."

In 2019 they were awarded the Queens Silver Award for Voluntary Service, having supported their community over 25 years in adverse weather. 

The group are still needed despite restrictions lifting and anyone willing to help, a 4x4 isn't needed but a bigger car is best, can contact the group.

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