Happy Faces

A busy week for Fakenham Age Concern Minibus

flu-jabs-2016Photo by: Len Harding

Having your flu jab is not as traumatic as some people think. These passengers on the Age Concern Fakenham Area Minibus seem to have quite enjoyed themselves. Either that or they all had a very alcoholic breakfast! Over the last week Age Concern Fakenham was able to deliver two busloads of ‘victims’ for their annual flu jabs. All the passengers were picked up outside their homes in Fakenham and the surrounding villages, taken to the Fakenham Medical Centre where the wonderful, friendly staff came onto the buses to deliver the jabs. The passengers were then delivered back to their homes; all free of charge. This was on top of our normal shopping runs from Massingham, Great Ryburgh, Snoring, Colkirk, Hindringham, Barney, Wighton, Walsingham and Weasenham to the Morrisons and the Fakenham market; and a day trip to Wroxham for lunch, followed by a boat trip on the Southern Comfort paddle steamer from Horning to Ranworth. The exhausted driver of the Sunday bus to Wroxham was heard to gasp “the drivers and helpers have a great time too”, as he fell off the bus late on Sunday evening. Not bad for one week!

After some problems a couple of years ago, the Age Concern Fakenham Area Minibus service is up and running again and trying to make a small difference to the lives of Fakenham’s senior citizens by helping them maintain their independence.

The downside is we need more drivers and helpers. If you can help in any way or would like to be involved please get in touch with Bob Francis on 07990026839.

Article by: Rob Parker


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