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Accessible minibuses transforming the lives of elderly people and disabled children

Since 2008 The Victoria Foundation has provided Richmond & Kingston Accessible Transport (RaKAT) with funding to purchase eight accessible minibuses. One fully accessible and customised minibus  costs over £64,000 and can accommodate 15 seated passengers or 6 wheelchairs with occupants with seats removed.

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How the mini-buses are helping those in the Richmond and Kingston area

The vehicles have been used by many organisations enabling over 100,000 passenger journeys. The vehicles are helping to transform many lives through providing accessible transport vehicles, which enable disabled children, young people and the elderly to attend day care centres, go on shopping trips, and take part in educational or social outings.They help to prevent loneliness and isolation and help keep our community connected. 

Thank you - Nigel Newby. CEO, Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport

“As always, thank you so much on behalf of all the thousands of people you help. It’s very difficult for us to raise funds for accessible buses and the ongoing contribution made by the Victoria Foundation is priceless. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to maintain the services we do at the moment.” 

The Victoria Foundation has also funded or made a contribition towards a mini-bus for:

  • FiSH Neighbourhood Care 
  • Homelink Whitton 
  • Richmond & Kingston Crossroads Care 
  • Sebastian's Action Trust
  • See Ability 
  • Strathmore School in Petersham 




Can you help TVF provide accessible transport to keep our community connected?

If you can make a donation to help fund accessible transport vehicles or transport costs please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

T: 020 8332 1788      Email

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Donate by bank transfer to HSBC TVF Account: 01 56 33 27   TVF Sort Code: 40 26 12


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