The Abingdon and District Volunteer Centre (ADVC) has officially marked 50 years of service.

The non-profit organisation provides transport for elderly and frail clients to appointments at hospitals, medical surgeries, dental centres and shops in Abingdon and the surrounding areas.

It charges lower than taxi services.

Mayor of Abingdon Gwyneth Lewis joined volunteers for a celebratory meal on Monday, thanking everyone at the centre for their service, exactly 50 years after the centre received its first ever call for assistance in 1973.

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The centre is now appealing for more volunteer drivers to carry on its work.

A spokewoman for ADVC said: “If you feel you could help, please contact us via our office on 01235 522438 on weekdays from 10am to 12.30pm or view our Facebook page Abingdon Volunteer Drivers.

"You can offer as many hours as you wish and expenses will be paid.”