Posted: Sat 19th Nov 2011

MP Praises Work of Mobility Charity

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Nov 19th, 2011

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas has praised the work of local charity Chariotts after attending a celebration of its work.

The celebration, which followed the charity’s annual general meeting yesterday, was held at St Margaret’s Church Hall in Wrexham.

Mr Lucas has long been a supporter of Chariotts, which helps provide transport for people with mobility problems in Wrexham, and has raised issues regarding the organisation in a number of Parliamentary questions.

He said: “Chariotts’ vehicles are a familiar sight in Wrexham and the charity is an integral part of the community.

“As with all charities at the moment, I know that they have concerns about funding. It was good to hear that, in Chariotts’ case, Wrexham Council maintained their grant for this year.

“However, there is real concern about the impact that a 20% VAT rate will have on the service if Chariotts exceed the VAT threshold. This will mean a big fare hike for disabled people.

“I have raised this issue before but intend to continue to press the Treasury to look at an exemption for transport charities.”

If you have mobility issues and require help with transportation, more information about Chariott’s can be found on the Wrexham Council website https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/travel/community_transport/wrexham.htm



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