Many clients will ask how much should I give? As a charity, we do not charge for our services but do rely on client donations to cover our running costs, which consist mainly of petrol money for our drivers of 45p per mile. The driver can give clients an idea of the mileage for their trip but the actual donation is at the client’s discretion.
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be able to claim some or all of your travel costs from the hospital you are attending. Called the “Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme” information is available on the NHS website.
Legacies and Larger Donations
Melksham Link relies totally on donations and unpaid volunteers to fund and run our activities. Clients are requested to make a donation for each trip undertaken. However, occasionally, people decide to leave us a legacy in their will or make a larger donation to help us maintain our valuable service. If you or your loved ones would like to make such a donation then please contact our main number 07979 129052 and you will be directed to the Treasurer who can help you make suitable arrangements.