THE mayor of Wrexham has backed a local charity transport group in its appeal for extra drivers.
The mayor and his wife, Cllr David and Jackie Rogers, hosted a reception for Chariotts' volunteers at the Guildhall, where the mayor was told of the need for extra drivers.
Chariotts, based on Whitegate Industrial Estate, provide a worthwhile service to people with disabilities and sensory impairment around the county borough.
Specially adapted vehicles are booked by the client to enable them to carry out everyday activities, such as doing the weekly shopping or getting to hospital for an appointment.
Cllr Rogers said: 'Chariotts are always looking for new drivers but at this time of year they are extremely busy as everybody tries to get their shopping done in time for Christmas.
'It is such a worthwhile local charity that provides a lifeline for many people, who without it would not be able to get out to appointments or do the things the rest of us take for granted.
'If people have a few spare hours a week they could make it part of their New Year's resolution to do something worthwhile to help others and give them a hand.'
For more information about becoming a Chariotts volunteer, call co-ordinator George Greenshields on 01978 312888.