First in Leeds

Bramley Elderly Action runs a large range of activities, groups and trips to support local older people to remain active and independent. Our minibuses play a vital role in helping members to get out and about.

BEA approached bus company First, who have a depot in Bramley, through chanceLee, Barbara and Rebecca with First Bus staff contact with a supportive bus driver and through the support of BEA Patron, Rachel Reeves MP, who brokered the deal.

First in Leeds help us maintain our minibuses in a groundbreaking link up. First support BEA in the following ways:

  • supply fuel
  • clean the minibuses
  • give time through a member of staff being on the BEA board

“We’re absolutely delighted to take First Bus aboard as a BEA Corporate Sponsor. They will be  a great asset to our members on our journey. WE hope this will be a model of how we can work with local businesses through the sharing of their expertise.”

Lee Ingham, General Manager, BEA

First have been a BEA Corporate Sponsor since 2015.

Paul Matthews, Managing Director at First in Leeds said about the relationship:

“We’re very pleased to be able to offer the excellent First logoknowledge and expertise of our staff to support people in the
local community in a real and effective way.”

We are very interested in hearing from other businesses who have something to offer the local community and would like to consider being a BEA Corporate Sponsor.

We regularly seek new volunteers to be minibus drivers and bus buddies, to help our members get out and about.

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