COMMUNITY mini bus volunteers have been applauded for going that extra mile in helping residents get prescriptions in Bedale and the surrounding villages.

Over the pandemic the community minibus helpers delivered 760 prescriptions, doing over 1,700 miles and working 228 volunteer hours.

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They had been asked by North Yorkshire County Council to help a local pharmacy deliver prescriptions to patients who were self-isolating due to Covid-19 and have now been presented with a Hambleton Heroes Award.

A program to evaluate the Social Value of the work undertaken reckoned the value of the work undertaken in monetary terms was £5500.

Hambleton councillor John Noone said the Hambleton Heroes Award was launched in January 2021 providing the opportunity for members of the community to nominate heroes who had “gone that extra mile” to make a real difference to the lives of residents.

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He said the award to the Bedale Community Minibus was a thank you for the wonderful contribution and dedication shown in supporting others.

Volunteers were presented with Hambleton Hero pin badges and a plaque.

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