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Reducing Isolation & Loneliness

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Visit our Grants page to find out how funders are helping us during this challenging time.

We are currently offering a service by delivering tasty food treats to our members, including ‘Cream Tea in a Box’, Fish and Chips and a selection of farm shop meals.

Update on the impact of coronavirus.

Currently our 2 fully adaptable mini-buses are not available for hire for trips out
and our trips for our 2 social clubs are also suspended.

We will contact our registered Group Users and social club members as soon as it is safe to resume any activity. Our thanks to the funders who are helping to sustain our charity through this challenging time. Please see our Grants page for more information.

Please stay safe and follow the latest government advice.

If you need help contact telephone number 0113 376330
which is a free number.
You will be put in touch with local co-ordinators and volunteers in your area.

Stay safe and please seek assistance if you need it.

Local Help



FDM is a local community transport charity based in Rothwell, South Leeds.

We operate 2 fully adapted minibuses, a 16 seater and an 11 seater, which can be booked by registered Group Users. For more information about how to register please visit our Group User page. Our 16 Seater bus is pictured below.

16 str 260618A key aim of FDM is to reduce social isolation and support independence.
To help address this FDM also operates two Social Clubs covering the postcode areas of LS26, LS27 and WF3. Membership is just £3 per year or part year and members receive a copy of our monthly newsletter and schedule of trips.  If you want to meet friends and make new ones then join us!  Call Katy on 0113 2889000 on Wednesday between
10am and 12 noon and 2pm and 4pm or on Thursday between 2pm and 4pm. New members are always made welcome. Please visit our Social Club pages for more information.

FDM Trustees would like to express their thanks to everyone in our community who supports us at our fundraising events. Please visit our Donations & Grants and Fundraising page for more information.

Read our latest Newsletter  for  November

November Newsletter V1[20248]

Our Patrons:  Dickie Bird, Christine Talbot, Billy Pearce

Patrons 20th event

FDM celebrated 20 years of serving the local community on Friday 20th October 2017.Thanks to a grant from Leeds City Council we were able to host a very special event at Blackburn Hall. This was a great opportunity to say a big THANK YOU  to our Founders, Patrons, Volunteers and Supporters.

Just Giving:
We have now added a just giving page to help raise £2,000 to provide transport for elderly people living on their own.  Access the link below or you can find the link on the fundrasing page too.  many thanks


Details about our upcoming events and latest news can be found here.

Are you looking for something rewarding and fun to do? Well look no further:

We have now taken receipt of our second minibus.  This means that we are able to spread our wings further afield and offer our services to the wider community.   We would welcome new drivers to drive for us.  If you would like to make a difference and put a smile on someones face. then please take a look at  the link below.  Right click over the link and this should open a new tab if you are unable to access the links directly.

Volunteer drivers 2

See below one of our New Users:


Welcome to The Elderberries, they have been on their first trip with FDM.   They enjoyed it so much they have booked again!


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