31st Mar 2015

Charity bus back on the road after funding boost

Builder and developer Seddon has put a charity that provides affordable holidays for Salford’s elderly and disabled residents back on the road to success.

The company, alongside social housing provider Pendleton Together, has sponsored the Salfordian Hotel’s buses for five years to the tune of £1,000. 

Manchester-based Booths Charities put up the money for the trust to purchase the buses, while the vehicles’ signage was provide free of charge by Worsley firm M&A Brown.

The hotel, which is run by the Salfordian Trust, provides specialist, fully accessible accommodation and affordable holidays for the over 50s in Salford, many of whom cannot afford a break.

Seddon was approached for sponsorship as the trust could no longer afford the cost of the providing transport for the 80 mile round trip for its guests.

The vital funding boost from Seddon will ensure the trust can provide subsided transport to and from the seaside hotel in Southport.

Councillor David Lancaster, Vice Chairman of the Salfordian Trust, said: "I am delighted with the support from Seddon, Pendleton Together and Booth Charities as the busses will benefit guests immensely. The Salfordian Hotel has been supported by Booths Charities for over 16 years and their support has been invaluable.”

The Salfordian was built by Salford Council in 1963 to provide a ‘home from home’ for residents and their carers, with 24-hour on-call support.

Maggie Heap, Community Projects Manager at Seddon, said: "By providing affordable holidays, the Salfordian Trust is a lifeline for those in need of a bit of rest and relaxation.

"We are proud to help such a great Salford institution – and hope that our sponsorship of the buses will help many more vulnerable people enjoy a holiday this year.”

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