Minibus to help patients reach Letchworth treatment centre is ready to roll thanks to joint effort

Chairman Colin Chatfield with Chris Taylor of the League of Friends and Matron Lorraine Roberts. Cre

Chairman Colin Chatfield with Chris Taylor of the League of Friends and Matron Lorraine Roberts. Credit: Christian Trampenau - Credit: Archant

A minibus has been specially adapted so that it can transport patients to and from a private treatment centre in Letchworth.

Representatives of the League of Friends handed over the nine-seater Citroen Relay – which has been adapted by coachbuilders Warnerbus – to the Ernest Gardiner Treatment Centre, a charitable service run by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

The modifications include an extra high roof for standing, a lift for wheelchair access and handrails.

Warnerbus director Andrew Wallis said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with the Foundation and the League of Friends.

“We hope the bus will give the treatment centre, and the community, many happy years of service.”


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Foundation chairman Colin Chatfield said: “Our thanks go to the League for another generous donation of this minibus to support the centre and its work on behalf of the community, and thanks to Warnerbus for their responsiveness in getting the vehicle ready to go into immediate service.”

League chairman Chris Taylor said: “We are delighted to be able to support the centre and thankful for all the support local people give to the League.”

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