There are 45 Link Schemes covering most of Wiltshire and Swindon. Link has now been running for over 30 years. Back in 1979 a young doctor working in Box, Colerne and Rudloe realised that
sometimes we all need help in various ways and that at other times we can offer help to others. With this in mind he asked a few friends if they could visit patients collect prescriptions and give
lifts to people who couldn't get out. From this humble beginning he realised that there was a great potential to expand his idea. What he needed was someone to organise and expand the scheme so he
asked Jacky Nicholas if she would consider becoming the first Co-ordinator. Jacky was very busy at that juncture and asked if she could have a little time to consider his proposals. That weekend, Dr
John McQuity died suddenly and in memory of him, Jacky formalised his pilot scheme as Box, Colerne and Rudloe Link. The Scheme flourished and over the next 30 years 45 Link Schemes came into
operation all based on Dr McQuitty's original concept.
Westbury & District Link Scheme was established 18 years ago to address the needs of local residents. In the past 18 years it's estimated that our volunteer drivers have travelled more than half a million miles - helping their neighbours.
Westbury & District Link Scheme
for help with transport, shopping and other practical assistance -
Our phone lines are usually open Monday to Friday 9am-1pm.
WE HOPE THAT USUAL COFFEE MORNINGS WILL RESUME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
THEY ARE HELD ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE METHODIST CHURCH,
10:00 - 11:30 am
The Westbury and District Link Scheme is a registered charity.
Registration no: 1069754
For our volunteers - please check out what is on the "Volunteers" tab!
Last updated 1 Jan 20