Two rickshaws taking people to Covid-19 vaccination appointments

You won’t be seeing things if you notice more rickshaws about Bury St Edmunds from this weekend – as there’s a new passenger bike in town.
Two rickshaws will be in use for taking residents to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.
The rides are free, and covid-safe and can be booked on 01284 339449 or online at www.bserickshaw.org.uk
BSE Rickshaw started in 2018 to take local people for trips round the Abbey Gardens to enjoy the fresh air and chat to passers-by, but since the coronavirus pandemic all that has changed.
The charity’s 50 volunteers are busy instead delivering prescriptions, shopping and food parcels for vulnerable residents – up to 40 deliveries a day.
Co-chair of BSE Rickshaw Libby Ranzetta said:  “With the vaccination programme in full swing, we needed extra capacity to take people to their appointments, so we bought a second-hand machine with help from Jacobs Allen and other generous supporters.”
Sheila Burke, director of Jacobs Allen Chartered Accountants, added:
“We are so proud to have supported BSE Rickshaw from the beginning. The volunteers work so hard to help the community and these vaccination rides are the latest example of BSE Rickshaw adapting to the current changing circumstances and giving a vital service to our town’s citizens. The new bike is orange and very handsome, and will be popular for pleasure rides and deliveries long after we’re through this lockdown.”

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