Harbury e-Wheels is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 that works alongside local social agencies in Warwick. They are part of the Low Carbon Warwickshire Network that focuses on connecting low carbon emission groups in the area, particularly in rural regions; this inspires other groups to come up with and share new ideas, and has even led to new ones forming!
How does their service work?
As a non-profit organisation, their funding comes from donations that allow their service to be completely free for both the beneficiary and the agency referring them. Surgeries, local councils, and other social agencies can reach out to Harbury e-Wheels when referring patients if they need assistance with transportation.
Their team consists of 24 volunteers, including 17 drivers that make it possible for them to provide transport to their customers in need. Although it is a fairly small group, they always go above and beyond to cater for everyone’s needs, even on short notice.
Sustainability and our contribution
As part of the Harbury Energy Initiative (HEI), one of their priorities is to deliver their services in a sustainable way and maintain a low carbon footprint. EZOO has been working with Harbury e-Wheels since 2018 and we are proud to say that we have been able to support their cause by supplying them with our electric vehicles.
Part of the EZOO team had the honour of meeting the Harbury e-Wheels representatives and His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire on Wednesday the 19th of October at the presentation of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Their wonderful contribution to society, along with help and support from us at EZOO, has resulted in Harbury e-Wheels receiving this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; this is the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK. They are awarded a certificate signed by the Queen, along with a domed glass crystal.
Lash Saranna, the Co-Founder and CEO of EZOO was offered a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service badge by the Harbury e-Wheels team as recognition for the company’s support