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Connex has our very own Captain Tom!

Well – it’s almost here – Alan’s mammoth mountain biking mission to raise funds for Connex, Buxton Street by Street, and Connected Buxton website!
Tomorrow 26 September, Alan will be biking down the Peak District’s toughest rides – the 19 Enduros – starting with a Covid secure semi-virtual launch event.  There is a still a real ride-out at 11 am, however. Accompanying Alan is Buxton’s very own Olympic Torch Bearer and Town Cryer Bill Weston MBE, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, supporters from the Peak District Mountain Bike Association and a socially distanced Buxton tram.
Performing separately and available on simultaneous live streaming, to live performance biking music, will be The Billerettes and Belly dancers, along with Connex Community Support and Buxton Street by Street describing how extra funds will aid the support they give to our community. Everyone taking part will be filmed doing entertaining and silly things! Check out a few on Alan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alanschallenge

 

You can see his video and find out more about the challenge by going to:

https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk

or go directly to  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alans-challenge to donate now!

 

COME ON ALAN!!!!

UPDATE 10 September 2020

 Buxton office re-opens!

From Monday 14th September, the Buxton office will be open to the public at the following times:

  • Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1pm) 
  • Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm only.

The phonelines at Buxton will be open from 9.15am to 2.30pm daily with a ½ hour break as above.

The following services are operational

  • Handy Van
  • Home Maintenance (from week commencing 13 July)
  • Befriending services and Readycall service are providing support and social contact to isolated and vulnerable people through telephone calls, letters and Zoom/Skype where appropriate.
  • Domiciliary care visits – we are following strict government guidelines on provision of home care services
  • Home from Hospital support, via telephone/letter/video
  • Transport Services, although with some restrictions regarding types of trip, use of face masks and limits to number of passengers.  Please check with our High Peak and our Dales Transport offices for more information, or go to our Transport page.
  • Wheelchair loan is available – £10 deposit – please book in advance of collection

We regret the following remain suspended for the time being:

  • Group social activities, such as Kurling, Meet and Eat, Coffee Mornings, Cancer Support Group, Book Groups etc
  • Befriending home visits
  • Minibus transport

We are recruiting!!!!

Supported Living Worker – Skegby

Hoarding Clearance Service Operative  

Care and Support Workers for Children and Younger People – Tameside

See our Vacancies page for details.

 

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