The Lions’ friendly photographer must have been bemused by the indulgence in ice cream cones by some of the helpers at our foray to the Metro Centre with ageing locals. But one special scene of helping was captured, and that seems to me to encapsulate the spirit of the service, in all its action blur.
Helping folks to shop for their Christmas gifts, the presents they’d hoped to pass on to their loved ones, must have been a very special kind of joy, even if it came to sharing that slurp of ice cream with a very interested toddler!
And finally, the cheerful coachload returned to Allendale where everyone disembarked safely. Thank yous rang out from everyone, and it felt like the festive season really was upon us.