Freedomwheels Mini Bus Naming Ceremony

Freedomwheels, Exeter’s well established disabled transport charity recently held a ceremony to name one of their vehicles after a well-known and popular volunteer driver called Jim Will.

Sadly, Exeter resident Jim died after suffering from cancer. He had worked for Freedomwheels for over 30 years. He often drove the mini bus which has been named in his memory. Customers will remember Jim for his cheerful personality and for the Australian style hat which he always wore. Many residents of Exeter care homes have enjoyed being driven by Jim on numerous day trips to the coast and other attractions. He was often accompanied by his faithful dog Ruby. Jim and Ruby have been sadly missed by customers and his fellow drivers.

The naming ceremony was attended by Susan Wilson, Jim’s long term partner, his daughter Natalie Jenkins and John Austin Chair of Freedomwheels, together with other members of the Freedomwheels team.

In January 2022, Freedomwheels will celebrate its 40th years helping the elderly and disabled to travel. A number of events to mark this occasion are being planned.

Freedomwheels is reliant on voluntary drivers.