Tag Archives: volunteer drivers

Sparky the dragon gives volunteer drivers a Christmas surprise

Sparky the dragon, Somerset County Council’s mascot, surprised volunteer drivers and patients with mince pies and Christmas cheer at Taunton’s dialysis centre, last week. Sparky thanked the drivers for their dedication and the valuable support they provide to non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. Nearly 200 dedicated […]

Volunteer drivers Mick and Jenny on film

Volunteer drivers and couple, Mick and Jenny, talk on film about how they got started and what they enjoy about driving people to their important appointments. They have been volunteer drivers for over two years. Jenny said: “We feel like we are really making a difference. It’s an expensive area we live in for people […]

“Listening, meeting new people and giving something back” are three reasons why one volunteer driver loves his role

Volunteer driver, Tony Berthon from Taunton, shares the reasons why he loves his role and encourages more people to volunteer their time for this worthwhile cause. Tony has been a volunteer driver for almost three years. Tony said: “I always felt comfortable and happy dealing with all sorts of people of different ages and abilities. […]

New Year’s Resolution? Lifeline transport service needs YOU!

Community-minded residents with a New Year’s Resolution to make a difference are being urged to consider volunteer driving. Volunteer drivers are needed across all parts of Somerset to help eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users get to and from vital appointments. Somerset County Council has around 200 fantastic drivers currently acting as volunteers, […]

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer driver?

A transport service for vulnerable children and adults described by its users as a ‘lifesaver’ and a ‘godsend’ is appealing for more volunteer drivers. Somerset County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or […]