After 47 years of service in support of Alton Community Care, Denise Graham has finally decided to retire.

She joined the charity when it started in 1975 as a co-ordinator, finding drivers to match clients’ requests for transport to hospital appointments.

Denise, who also held the post of chair from 1989 until 2001, is pictured receiving a Certificate of Special Recognition from the charity’s present chairman Bill Griffin.

Alton Community Care now also provides transport to health centres, doctors and dentists, and fetches prescriptions.

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