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Pat's Dayz Owt Diary

Page updated - 02 May 2010



This is a venture that started in 2008. About once a month we have a coach outing for vision-impaired carers & friends, mainly (but not all) pensioners, to various destinations. Anyone is very welcome to join in, whatever the age, if there is something that interests him or her. I always say, “A bum on a seat is much better than an empty seat”.


For instance, in the winter months we do not stray too far from home, just going out to a fairly local destination for a lunch, and back home before it gets dark, and come the spring and summer we venture further a field for a whole day out. Pick-up points are Great Cornard, Sudbury and Long Melford with times varying depending on the route the coach has to take to accommodate those booked. Phone me to book a seat or for further information, it is that simple.


Pay on the day of the trip, but I do impose a small monetary penalty if you have to cancel for any reason near to the day in question, just to cover costs, as I do not run this as a business, and only charge cost prices, or less. My payment/reward is to see people out enjoying themselves. The objective is just to get people out of their own four walls to meet others, get a good meal and hopefully enjoy what I have organised. To help with funds, we do run a raffle on the coach, and collect ‘pennies’, which can be any spare coins, not necessarily coppers. In time this leads to reduced prices for outings once I have enough to pay ahead of time for instance for theatre tickets and various deposits.


Our highlights of the year are the Christmas Spectaculars, - Wednesday and Sunday at Thursford, tickets have been applied for, and at Snape Maltings for the Co-op Juniors, - about 100 children doing the most professional show you have ever seen.  Watch this space for further details, but phone me on (01787) 310982 if you are in the least interested, as tickets will be limited. Also looking for new ideas!!


This just gives a brief look at what we do but for a full diary listing click on the hyperlink Pat's Dayz Owt Diary. I hope you will come along to join us in a friendly atmosphere, and at the same time have a good day out. Looking forward to meeting you soon.


Pat BennettPat’s Dayz Owt – 01 February 2009