Littlehampton veterans launch community minibus

Littlehampton AFVBC Launches Minibus

Last October, Barratt David Wilson Homes kickstarted the LAFVBC’s fundraising for the minibus with a £4,000 donation. To celebrate the purchase of the minibus, Alex Dowling, Head of Sales and Marketing at Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties met with Ian Neville, Chair of LAFVBC, at Ryebank Gate, where they were joined by Lorraine Clode, Divisional Secretary from the Soldiers', Sailors' & Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA) and a number of local veterans.

The LAFVBC has grown rapidly over the past five years, from a smaller social group to now having over 300 members in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas, celebrating five years of the club this summer as well as being awarded the ‘gold standard’ by the Armed Forces Network. The minibus will allow the group to extend its outreach within the community, offering transport to the twice-weekly group meetings, as well as for organised day trips.

Alex Dowling, head of sales and marketing at Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties, comments: “It was fantastic to meet some new and familiar faces alike at Ryebank Gate to officially launch the minibus, which will be a pivotal step forward for the club’s mobility. It has been a pleasure to support the club for nearly five years and to see how the group has grown in numbers, making sure no one is left behind in the community. We look forward to working with Ian and the team going forwards.”