Les Middleton enjoys the social aspect of volunteering with ACH Group’s ‘Just Blokes’ group.
Based in the east and north, these groups have grown in popularity and offer men aged 60 and over the chance to make new connections and enjoy fortnightly bus trips to locations around South Australia.
Les has been a volunteer driver with the group for four years. Highlights include Captain Proud cruises on the Murray River and trips to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood.
“It’s been good spending time with the older generation and I enjoy helping people,” Les says. “They really appreciate you being there, and it’s good to know you’re making a difference.”
Les says he’s been surprised by how much he enjoys spending time with “the fellas”.
“There’s always banter on the bus, it’s good to see the guys having fun and that’s what it’s all about, really. I think everyone should get out and socialise. If you’re stuck at home every day, what’s the use of that? You’ve got to have a laugh every now and then.”
Find out more about ACH Group’s Just Blokes Group here: https://achgroup.org.au/discover-and-explore/social-activities/