Tony Croome, 70, who spent 24 years assessing learner drivers for the Driving Standards Agency, now transports some of the 134 children and young people with life-threatening conditions cared for by EACH at Quidenham.
He drives children from their homes to the hospice and back, always accompanied by a nurse, and has been doing so for the last three years after he spotted an advertisement for volunteer drivers in the local press.
Tony, a husband of 36-and-a-half years, has no set hours, instead working on a driver’s rota.
He says: “I thought this would be a very worthwhile and rewarding job - and it is. Some of the children are right characters, funny and inspirational. I enjoy it immensely and I’d certainly recommend getting involved. It’s very worthwhile because you do make a difference in a practical way to not only the child but to their families and carers, too.”