|A few of our coordinators and drivers.||
Electric Zoo deliver our new electric cars.
|Driver with some of our passengers.|
Registered Charity 1182910
|Driver with Harbury school children.|
Harbury e-Wheels provides transport to those in need using 2 electric cars supplied by Electric Zoo, working within a 15 mile radius of Harbury. We do this at no cost to the beneficiary or the agency that refers them. Our aim is to reduce rural isolation and enable local agencies to deliver their services effectively. This combines social benefit with environmental benefit.
We need to fund raise over £10,000 a year to keep e-wheels rolling, by appealing to individuals, businesses or groups to commit a small regular annual sum to keep e-Wheels rolling. Please consider donating: e-Wheels standing order
We are staffed entirely by 24 volunteers (coordinators, drivers, board members) and we work with local social agencies: Surgeries and hospitals, Children’s Centres, Citizens Advice, AgeUK, Churches, Local Councils, etc.
We accept referrals of families and individuals who are prevented from reaching important, sometimes vital appointments for financial or physical reasons. All this we do using non-polluting electric vehicles.We also take food donated by Harbury residents from All Saints church to the Food Bank at Kineton. For others we provide rare opportunities to socialise at community organised events such as the church run Meeting Point, Connections (dementia) Cafe and Holiday at Home.
Our overheads are very small but we do have to pay for the hire, insurance and care of the cars. Our transport needs, in our opinion, to be free and this has so far been possible because of fundraising events, small donations and grants from:
- Big60Million, Heart of England Community Foundation, Heart of England Community Energy, Coventry Diocese Together for the Community Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, WPH Charitable Trust, Southam Rotary 2000, Leamington 41 Club, Harbury Parish Council, Southam Town Council, Bishop’s Itchington Parish Council, Southam United, Cheltenham Caravans Owners Club, Harbury Church Charities, Harbury Carnival Committee, Harbury Folk Club.
- and in-kind support from Electric Zoo and E-Car Club.
- 2019 October: e-Wheels starts its exciting new paterneship with Electric Zoo
- 2019 April: e-Wheels became registered charity no 1182910
- 2018 October: Third thousand hours of free transport achieved
- 2018 January: Second thousand hours of free transport achieved
- 2017 April: First thousand hours of free transport achieved
- 2016 July: e-Wheels becomes a separate entity with its own board
- 2015 October: First e-Wheels trip
- 2015 May: E-Car Club launched their Harbury hub with Harbury Energy Initiative (HEI)
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