Broadstairs-based scaffold firm Leadbeatters Labour, is aiming to give something back to the community by organising a free day trip to Rye for older people who may be isolated.
Owner Wayne Leadbeatter said: “We all know people who have felt extremely isolated over the last 18 months so we’d like to do something nice and give 50 locals a day out to remember.
“A coach will collect people from various pick-up points across Thanet before travelling through the countryside to picturesque Rye. We will treat everybody to a fish and chip lunch before a little free time to discover this medieval town”.
If you’d like to nominate yourself or somebody, please email Karen@leadbeatterslabour.co.uk
Please include how to contact the person and whether it’s for an individual or a pair of tickets. The trip will take place on January 14. All nominations will be entered into the draw and people will be notified if they are successful.
Leadbeatters has also been in contact with local groups and charities such as Ageless Thanet to tell service users about the offer.
Great idea Wayne, well done to you.
A lovely gesture. Rye is an amazing place (though the steep hills and cobbles aren’t ideal for the infirm).
Just what I was thinking Peter! I had a leg give out on me yesterday as I was walking to ASDA 5 minutes away, so am thinking of getting a go faster walking stick! Handy to beat off would be muggers as well!
Haha! Fortunately I can still do steep hills and rough ground, though I’m not quite as fast as I used to be.
One of the good guys is Wayne!! Nice on Wayne really nice gesture
Well done Wayne
Lovely stuff. We have been shielding (under Specialist advice) due to our daughters genetic condition since just before the first lock down. It’s been long and lonely and isolating – we both have shifted to working at home and juggling her OT, remote school and looking after a baby with no/little support… at least we have each other….. the elderly that live alone must have had it much worse. Good on all those involved
I absolutely love Rye, this is my favourite place to visit for Chips with my friend Ian. Yum yum
What a lovely thing for a local firm to do good on you