Residents and staff at a Bath care home were treated to a free taxi ride to a nearby farm as part of a fun day out today (August 5).
Taxi driver Paul Roles, a prominent figure around Bath, got in touch with Winfield Lodge Residential care home with the idea of giving its residents a day to remember.
After Mr Roles acquired the help of fellow cabbies, Mike Bean and Stephen Lasota, the care home got on board.
Thanks to the taxi drivers, care home residents and staff were driven to Bath City Farm today, and enjoyed a couple of hours of seeing the farm animals and a spot of tea and cake too.
Mr Roles said: "I actually met the manager of the care home through the couch to 5km challenge and I told her that I wanted to do this.
"She was very keen for this to happen and thankfully we got to go to the farm today.
"We got specialised vehicles to take them to the farm as the residents were in wheelchairs.
"They had a great time at the farm, looking at the pigs, goats, sheep and petting some of them too.
"We enjoyed some nice homemade tea and cake as well. I had seen this sort of thing done in other cities and I thought it would be really nice to do this here.
"The farm is a great place for people to go so I thought it was the ideal day trip for them.
"The residents told me it was nice to get some fresh air and do something a bit different.
"It was great to be part of."
Izzy Guest, home manager at Winfield Lodge, said the residents had a day to remember.
“Everyone had an amazing time. They could even pet the chickens,” she said.
"We always put on activities at the care home and we have been waiting for a chance to go to Bath City Farm and this was definitely worth the wait.
"The people there were very friendly and helpful. It was just a really lovely time and we are very grateful."