NatEx Wolverhampton aids charity trips
National Express West Midlands has teamed up with local charity The Haven Wolverhampton as travel partner, providing day trips for vulnerable people.
NatEx Wolverhampton held an open day and used this as an opportunity to launch its official partnership with The Haven, which works within the city to support women and children vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness.
The pledge from the bus operator involves taking families supported by The Haven on a monthly trip to local attractions, free of charge. So far, residents have enjoyed excursions to Dudley Zoo, Waterworld, and Drayton Manor.
Jade Secker, fundraising manager at The Haven said, “We are incredibly grateful to have the support of the National Express Wolverhampton Depot. For many of those we support, trips like these are brand new experiences and are often a chance for mothers and children to rebuild broken bonds caused due to the traumatic abuse they have been subjected to.”
Richard Smith, senior operations manager at National Express West Midlands said about the exciting partnership: “We are delighted to have launched our new partnership with The Haven Wolverhampton. The charity does some amazing work in supporting women and children who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness.
“National Express West Midlands is proud to be part of the communities that we serve and we hope that this partnership can help support the charity even further in delivering their incredible services for the local community.”