Fundraising for a new electric bus
Having specialist vehicles to transport our students is crucial for Treloar’s. Our fleet of 10 vehicles undertakes around 3,500 journeys per year, transporting our students, including journeys for work experience, community skill outings, school trips as well as taking students to HSDC Alton College.
With thanks to a generous donor, we’ve recently purchased our first electric minibus which can transport up to two students in their electric wheelchairs plus their carers. This has been a fantastic addition to our fleet as well as a great step towards becoming more sustainable, reducing our use of non-renewable energy.
However, we’re still not able to fulfil all our transport requirements and face the choice of declining trips or hiring in additional transport.
New electric bus: we are now fundraising for a larger electric bus which can transport up to seven students in their electric wheelchairs and nine other passengers for teachers and support staff. The bus has up to a 300-mile range, zero emissions and would be kitted out to a high specification to meet the complex needs of our students. The bus would be an invaluable addition to our fleet, helping solve our current transport problem.
Can you help us reach our target?
The cost of this vehicle is £288,890 and thanks to the fantastic support of some of our donors, including East Hampshire District Council, we’ve already raised over £113,000. However, we still need to raise £175,890.
You can make a donation by:
- Make a donation online
- Call the office on 01420 547 477 (between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday) and one of the fundraising team will be happy to take your donation over the telephone by debit or credit card.
- Send us a cheque (payable to Treloar’s), stating your name and address to Treloar’s Electric Bus Appeal, Fundraising Team, Powell Drive, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4GL.
- If you are able to, you could increase the value of your gift by using the Gift Aid scheme. Please click here for further information and to download a declaration form.
If you require further information on the appeal, please don’t hesitate to contact the Fundraising team on Fundraising@treloar.org.uk or call 01420 547477 (between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT