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FACT Community Transport which operates around Fenland receives best social enterprise award





A business that helps people get around Fenland said that the area is a “wonderful place to be” when they scooped up an award for the second year running.

FACT Community Transport won the best social enterprise award at this year’s Fenland Citizen Business Awards.

They were up against Blackfields Creatives and People and Animals UK C.I.C to win the award, which was sponsored by Clarion Futures.

Fenland Business Awards Best Social Enterprise FACT Community Transport
Fenland Business Awards Best Social Enterprise FACT Community Transport

Transport coordinator Mark Oakerbee, said: “It is great to receive the award for the second time running for social enterprise.

“Myself, Nicola Muley, Nicola Christy, and Gary Christy are here to receive the award but a big thanks goes out to our workshop, our drivers, our volunteers, and everyone who makes FACT the charity it is, so thank you very much.”

FACT offer dial-a-ride services and day trips on their mini buses and also run a number of community services including a warm space, a book swap, befriending services and much more.

Fenland Business Awards All the winners
Fenland Business Awards All the winners

Mark added: “It is an enormous accolade and we are so proud to work for a charity that does so much for the community near and far.

“The business has actually been going for nearly 35 years but it is in the recent years with the new teams we have got there that it has been transformed into what it is today.

“There is a great bunch who work there and it is a great bunch that takes it forward.

“They do a lot for the people of Fenland, it is just such a wonderful place to be and work and we are just grateful for having this award for two years running.”

Yvonne Ogden, neighbourhood investment manager at sponsor Clarion Futures, said: “Our category winners have worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months and have achieved so much, bringing people together to reduce isolation, increasing confidence not only in their volunteers but the elderly that they support too.

“From the directors, admin staff, hub staff, drivers and volunteers...they should all be really proud of themselves.”



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