Thursday 02 April 2020

CorkHi11°| Lo

Cork Independent

Lifestyle & Leisure

Appeal for volunteer drivers

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 4:40pm

An urgent call for volunteers, specifically in East Cork, has been made by the Irish Cancer Society. The call, which relates to the Volunteer Driver Society area, comes as the charity says it needs an oncrease in volunteers in order to cope with increasing demand for the free transport service. 

Gail Flinter, Patient Travel and Financial Support Manager with the Irish Cancer Society said: “We have seen a huge increase in patient referrals across the country, as well in the Cork area.

“To cope with this demand, it is essential that we recruit more volunteers to transport patients to their chemotherapy appointments.

“We have a fantastic network of volunteer drivers around the country who receive ongoing training and support. I would appeal to anyone in the East Cork area who has a couple of week days free a month to get in touch. You will become part of a remarkable team of volunteers, without whom this valuable service simply could not function.”

Pat O’Regan, a volunteer driver from Cork, added: “I wanted to give something back in a practical way and volunteering for the driver service a couple of days a month is a great way to do that.

“It is an invaluable service for people who might not have someone to take them to appointments. It is a rewarding thing to do, and I look forward to each and every drive.”

The Volunteer Driver Service is available to cancer patients in Cork who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment in any of the public hospitals in Cork.

If you would like to become a volunteer, or if you are a patient who would like more information, contact Gail or Laura on the Volunteer Driver Service team on 01-2310566 (Gail) or 01-2310594 (Laura), email or visit

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message