Volunteer Driver News

A big thank-you to all of our Volunteer Drivers, who, in the last 12 months have helped 13,986 people travel to various destinations, including hospital and doctor’s appointments, lunch clubs, rehab classes, memory cafes and much more. Without your dedication many of these people would have found it very difficult to attend their appointments. So - Well Done!

Volunteer Drivers at work

Helping your community

Our volunteer drivers make a real difference to the people of Totnes.

Helen Roberts, our Transport Co-ordinator, reports that we helped a phenomenal amount of people in 2016 through our various modes of transport.

Here are the final figures for the year:-

Many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteer drivers who help our clients - come rain or shine!

Helen attended the Southern Area Car Forum on 8th March 2016. This is a platform where charities like Totnes Caring and community transport groups get together to share information, and any transport related issues. They do like good news stories too!

We always need more drivers!

So, if you have a little time to spare and are interested in becoming a volunteer car driver for Totnes Caring, please contact:

Jacquie Mills, Amanda Richards or Victoria Wolf on 01803 865684

Or email us at info@totnescaring.org.uk

 

Our passengers have said:

 "Our drivers are brilliant, without their help we could not get to the doctors.”

Totnes Caring Drivers say:

- “I have had a wonderful working life... now I want to put something back. It makes me feel good.”

- “I had just moved into the area and wanted to do something that got me out and about. Volunteer driving is perfect, and I meet some lovely people.”

Please note that you will not have to do any journey you choose not to, and expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile.

Please contact Jacquie Mills, Amanda Richards or Victoria Wolf on 01803 865684 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

Devon Community Transport Awards

Totnes Caring made the front page of the Totnes News in May 2016,  when one of our volunteer drivers, Sean Creak, won an accolade at the Devon Community Transport Awards.

Sean (right) receiving his award from Devon County Council Chair, Cllr Andrew Moulding

Following eighty nominations from all over Devon, the winners were announced at a special ceremony at Devon County Hall. Sean was one of three winners in the Volunteer Car Driver category. Well done Sean!