The Driving Force takes anyone who has cancer and is registered with a GP in Bonnybridge, Denny or Banknock to hospital appointments for FREE.

News and Events

Allandale Bowling Club donation

Nov. 23, 2021

Many thanks to Allandale Bowling Club for an amazing donation of £2000. The club organised a number of events and raffles and visiting clubs and individual members also made generous donations. They also let us use the club to hold our committee meetings now we can meet face to face again.

Event: Bonnybridge Bowling Club generosity

Many thanks to the members of Bonnybridge Bowling Club who have donated the amazing total of £1662.00 which they raised on the day of the Peter Shaw Trophy match. Over the years the trophy days have raised the incredible total of £25283.00 for charity. We know how much hard work and organisation it takes to do this and are very grateful for all the donations we have received from the club.

Driving during the pandemic

Oct. 9, 2020

The Driving Force is still driving during the pandemic for people who do not have someone who can take them to their appointment. We are following all the recommendations given us by Public Health to keep our passengers and drivers as safe as possible. People wear appropriate PPE, vehicles are cleaned and there is a screen between the front and the back of each car. Due to social distancing we can only take one passenger. We are also taking people living with cancer to their flu vaccinations either at Falkirk town hall or in Denny. If you would like to use our services please telephone your GP reception desk and leave your name and number and a coordinator will get in touch with you.

The Peter Shaw Trophy

Aug. 19, 2019

Many thanks to everyone at Bonnybridge Bowling Club who helped raise an incredible £1530 at the Peter Shaw Trophy is run each year with many bowlers taking part – it goes on all day and in between times there are raffles etc. Everyone taking part has a bacon roll in the morning followed by lunch and a fish supper at night. We are especially grateful as we have been beneficiaries in the past!!!

Event: Coffee morning

Many thanks to all those of you who helped run the coffee morning. We raised the amazing total of £950. As usual we had fantastic baking and a great atmosphere. If you brought family and friends to help please pass on our thanks to them. Thanks also to all those to attended and spent so generously and helped consume all the baking!

Bridget

The Memorial Butterfly tree

Dec. 23, 2018

Many thanks to Linzi Barbour who organised butterfly memorial tree Banknock and to everyone who donated to The Driving Force in memory of loved ones that have passed away. Their names are written onto butterflies and a tree is decorated with them. The amazing total of £300 was donated to the Driving Force. A lovely way to remember, at this time of year, those we love who are no longer with us.

Event: Bingo Night

Many thanks to everybody who came to our bingo night. it was an amazing success and raised over £1,600. We would like to thank St Alexander's church for the use of their hall, George the bingo caller, everyone who donated the fantastic prizes, Clark and Drummond who made delicious sandwiches and everyone who donated baking. Many thanks too to the fundraising team, especially Karen, who visited nearly 80 shops looking for prizes and Alison who worked very hard and donated the enormous elf!

Talks about our new services

Oct. 17, 2018

If you belong a local group in Bonnybridge, Denny or Banknock and would be happy for one of the volunteers to come and give a brief talk about our new services please contact us using the details on the site.

We are very proud of the fact that we are offering relaxation, gentle massage and reflexology to people who are struggling with cancer and a close family member. People who are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy can also have hair cutting, wig and scarf advice, nail cutting and manicures in their own homes.

We run periodic courses on mindfulness for people with cancer and their families to help make it easier to cope.

New services available

April 11, 2018

The Driving Force is very pleased and proud to announce that we have started offering more services to local people with cancer. These are: Podiatry/chiropody-nail cutting for people receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy; they will continue to get this in their own homes until any nail changes due to their treatment have resolved. Hairdressing-in people’s own homes monthly, if needed, during chemotherapy, or radiotherapy treatment or while their hair is still affected by these therapies. Massage/Reiki/Relaxation/Aromatherapy/Mindfulness Manicures/pedicures. If you would like more information or would like to see if you are eligible for these please leave your name and phone number with your Bonnybridge/Denny GP reception and one of our coordinators will be in touch.

Event: Burn's supper

Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Burn's supper such a success. We would especially like to thank the Jolly Beggars who provided all the entertainment, Bonnybridge golf club for the venue and Sheena Weir for the meal. We raised £400. Our next event is a coffee morning at St Helen's church, Bonnybridge on 12th May.

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Anybody with cancer who is registered at either Bonnybridge, Banknock, Denny Cross, or Carronbank Health Centre can use our drivers to take them to and from hospital appointments and treatment sessions for cancer

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