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Volunteers celebrated in Angus and Dundee - St John Scotland

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There was cause for celebration in Angus and Dundee last week, as two stalwarts who have regularly gone the extra mile celebrated their retirement from Patient Transport driving.

Frances Gazzard and Bill Harvey have been Patient Transport drivers since the early days of the service in Angus and Dundee, first taking cancer patients for Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, and renal patients to both Ninewells Hospital and the Arbroath Infirmary. Bill has travelled over 89,000 miles while on Patient Transport duty, and it is anticipated that together, Bill and Frances exceeded the 100,000 mile mark.

Bill Spence said, "Over the years, patients from all parts of the area have had their access to treatment made much easier and less onerous by the efforts of Bill and Frances and we regularly had expressions of gratitude from those concerned."

Both Frances and Bill received retirement gifts from the Area Chairman, Joe Morrow at a lunch attended by Sandy Bowman, Bill and Hazel Spence. 

Bill Harvey has also retired from his role as a First Responder, but continues to be Guardian of the Wellbank Public Access Defibrillator. 

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