Frances, from Driving Miss Daisy in Nelson, has transformed the life of my cousin Bruce.
She has not only helped with his shopping and medical appointments, she has accompanied him to cafes and galleries, to the countryside for sketching, and even out boating on the harbour.
Previously Bruce was a private and reclusive person but he is now extraverted, confident and communicative, and contented with his life. Frances is not just his driver, she is his friend.
She has taken an interest in his life that goes well beyond the call of duty, and we can’t thank her enough.