News and Events

This is where you will find what's been going on at GoFar. Some of the events we've held or been to....Some of the events we are planning....Stuff you need to know about our trips or contract work or stuff going on in the office or just a few daft things to lighten the mood....I suppose really we could have called it the GoFar Gossip Page...love a good gossip!  Anyway, read on...who knows what you'll discover

 AGM - 2020

On Thursday 3rd September, we held our 16th AGM....via Zoom. Social distancing meant we could not hold it in our usual venue with refreshments and everyone there. But....after a few technical issues we managed to get everyone there who needed to be there

In brief - After twelve years with us, Martin Crossland has stepped down as Chair. Over the years Martin with his vast knowledge of the charity sector has been a great support to Christine our Manager and indeed the whole team at GoFar. We thank you for all your hard work over the years Martin and we wish you success in whatever comes next

Frank Bryars has also decided to step down as Vice Chair but will remain a trustee of GoFar. Frank has been with GoFar from just about the start of play...organising our bookings system and taking charge of drivers...vehicles and anything else that needed doing really. Well played sir, we're glad you're staying on as a trustee

So a new Chair and Vice Chair have been elected...

Linda Thornton will take on the role of Chair and Richard Berry will become Vice Chair

All our other trustees were happy to stay with us for another year.

You can look at a copy of our Annual Report by clicking here

 

Funding - The National LotteryCommunity Fund & HM Government

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, will support GoFar over the next six months, enabling us to offer services to our vulnerable and isolated members and bring some form of normality back during this current crisis.  Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

#CommunitiesCan  @TNLComFund  @DCMS 

Two Ridings

We need to say a big THANK YOU to the Two Ridings Community Foundation for the help during the current Covid situation. In these uncertain times, it really does make a big difference knowing someone is there to back you up. Thank you so much

www.tworidingscf.org.uk

Edward Gostling Foundation

We would like to thank The Edward Gostling Foundation for their kind help during the Covid pandemic. It means so much to everyone involved with                                                                                                            Gofar that they could help us out...Thank You

                                                                                                       www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk

Brelms Trust

Thank you to the brelms trust for all your support, it really does mean a lot to everyone here at GoFar...Thank you

www.brelmstrust.org.uk

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Screens

Our vehicles have been getting a bit of an upgrade...they now have screens as an added protection for everything that's going on at the moment.  Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after every run. Our priority is and always will be passenger and driver safety #StaySafe

Help Keep Our Buses Safe

Hopefully we will be able to re-start some of our shopper services soon. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help to keep our buses safe for everyone.....Thank you and Stay Safe

Face Coverings 

Government advice in England says that face coverings should be worn on all public transport and this applies if you are using the GoFar services. Without a face covering, you will be unable to travel

Heres a handy guide to making your own if you want to try it

Stay Safe  Help Stop The Spread

We have been in our new offices at Carlisle Street for almost a year now. Our old offices on Bridge Street were needed by ABP, so we found a compound, then with help from Simon Birchall, two former freezer units and...as we like to call it, the Iceland van were purchased. Simon then converted all three, recycling 90% of the stuff we had in the old office, into our office space and storage. Much smaller than our old offices...compact is the estate agent terminology...but they are just what we need.  There's plenty of space for the buses and space for our staff and volunteers vehicles/bikes

In February we attended the 10th Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards. We were finalists in the Contribution to the Community (Charity) catergory. Sadly, it wasn't to be our night, but the very worthy winners were Martin House Children's Hospice. A great night was had none the less....This time next year Rodney!!!!