by Ian Smith, Northumberland Gazette, 8th February 2023

Coquetdale Lodge has donated £250 to Upper Coquetdale Community Transport (UCCT) to support their efforts to provide transport solutions in rural communities.

UCCT has been in operation for over a decade and operates a 16-seater minibus for the mobility-impaired and a hybrid vehicle.

The donation will be used to help with transport costs and administration, vehicle running costs, volunteer driver expenses, insurance, and promotional expenses.

UCCT’s services are especially important for disabled people and the elderly living in hard-to-reach rural areas, who may struggle with the cost of living crisis.