Long before my cousin Jacqueline Gray got her badge in early 2009 she said to me that she would love to help out on the trips. I was thrilled when she asked me to be a carer and our first trip was to Southend on 14th July 2009. We had a wonderful time from when we first arrived at Victoria Park. All of the drivers made us feel welcome and we knew straight away we were part of a special team. The support on the journey from pedestrians and passing cars was very uplifting and most importantly the three young girls that travelled with us were a joy to be with and a great inspiration. Well done and thank you to all those that organised such a fantastic day – it was absolutely amazing and rewarding. We will be going on all the trips and look forward to being able to partake. Best wishes.