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Welcome to the Barbara Bus Fund, a registered charity that gives you the freedom to get out and about

blue_sphere_10 Do you use a wheelchair?
blue_sphere_10 Do you find it impossible to travel on public transport?
blue_sphere_10 Is it hard for you to transfer to a car or taxi?
blue_sphere_10 Would you like to get out and about more often?
blue_sphere_10 Or maybe take a holiday with friends?

The Barbara Bus Fund was set up to help people like you. So if you cannot get out or use public transport or an ordinary car because you are unable to transfer, then read on....

We may be able to help you with our fleet of specially adapted vehicles which enable wheelchair users to travel without transferring.

Charlotte

Barbara Bus Fleet
The Fund operates in four locations --
Please click the links for more detailed information.

Stanmore

Stoke Mandeville

Gwynedd

Pinderfields


The Headquarters of the Fund are based within the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

To hear the creator of the fund, Barbara Werndly, talking about the start of the fund please click here.
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Barbara Werndly was an inpatient at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) after becoming paralysed as a result of contracting Polio when she was 13 years old. To see a history of Barbara's life in photographs please click here

Barbara soon realised the difficulties which existed for people requiring the use of wheelchairs to have access to specially adapted vehicles enabling them to get out and about with family and friends.
So in 1968 with the help and invaluable support from a number of people, a registered charity the Barbara Bus Fund was established.
The aim of the fund was to provide a means of transport for people within the hospital and the surrounding areas who, for whatever reason, were unable to use public transport or standard vehicles.
Funds were raised by raffles, fetes, donations and fashion shows in order to buy the first converted van.
With the support of a group of Trustees and volunteers, Barbara continued to run the Fund from the RNOH up to when she sadly died in 1995.
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  The Barbara Bus Fund was set up to help people who cannot get out or use public transport or an ordinary car because their disability confines them to a wheelchair.

To contact the fund please click here.

Today the Fund has a selection of specially converted vehicles that can accommodate from one to three wheelchairs in comfort, along with several able bodied passengers. All the vehicles are equipped with appropriate wheelchair restraints.


The fund relies on volunteer drivers and voluntary donations to keep operating.

If you would like find out more about driving for Barbara Bus please click here.

If you would like to make a donation please click here.