LONG-SERVING volunteers for a York community transport charity have been recognised after clocking up 95 years of service between them.

Nigel Rhodes, Dave Turpin and Erica Deighton were among the volunteers who received long service awards for their work for York Wheels.

Nigel, the charity's chairman, has volunteered for the service for seven years, Dave for 10 years and Erica for eight years.

The accolades were handed out during a celebration to mark 30 years since the charity was founded. The Lord Mayor of York, councillor Keith Orrell, and the Sheriff of York, Verna Campbell, presented the awards.

York Wheels, set up in 1988, is aimed at people over 60, those who have mobility problems or who cannot afford other modes of transport. The service not only takes passengers to York Hospital, but any destination that they require.

The cost of the travel is for expenses only.

York Wheels has more than 30 volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles.