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Sandy’s Farewell Posted on Friday, 28 April 2023

VASL held a special celebration this week to mark the retirement of our long-standing Community Transport Manager, Sandy Handley.

Sandy joined VASL in January 1994 and has managed the Transport Scheme ever since. VASL Transport Scheme recruits and provides volunteer drivers to get people in the local community to hospital, health and social appointments using their own cars.

Sandy has run the scheme for over 29 years and during her time has recruited almost 300 drivers and organised 100,000 journeys.

Maureen O’Malley VASL Charity Manager said “it really is the end of an era now that Sandy is retiring, she really is going to be missed by all of the volunteers, clients and staff.  Sandy has been so dedicated to her job and has gone above and beyond to help the people in her community.  We do wish her a very long and happy retirement”.

VASL will continue to run our vital Transport Scheme under new manager Lisa Jones, who takes over from Sandy.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact ljones@vasl.org.uk

For more information about VASL and our projects and services go to www.vasl.org.uk