Gifts and thanks as volunteer Peter retires

Peter Hubbard (right) receives his retirement gift from Chris Knight. ANL-161215-123046001
Peter Hubbard (right) receives his retirement gift from Chris Knight. ANL-161215-123046001

Age Concern in the Deepings said a fond farewell to voluntary mini-bus organiser Peter Hubbard after his many years with the charity.

Peter and his wife Anne are moving away from Deeping to Bourne and so he felt it was time to hand back his bus keys and retire.

The new organiser will be Bob Parmenter, who has been working with Peter for some time, especially on the bus bookings.

Peter joined Age Concern in the Deepings “more years ago than I can remember” as a driver with the well-used minibus service, which takes local pensioners on day and shopping trips.

After many years of driving, Peter took over as the organiser of the service in 2006 and has seen to the running of the buses, bookings, the vetting of the volunteer drivers and all the legal aspects required to run this vital amenity.

Chris Knight, Age Concern in the Deepings chairman, thanked Peter for all his hard work and wished him well, presenting a gift of a leather wallet, complete with contents and a card.

The team of drivers had earlier presented him with a pen.

• Our picture shows Chris Knight (left) and Peter Hubbard at the presentation.