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

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Flower of the Forth Lodge of Freegardeners

Jan. 11, 2023

Many thanks to the Flower of the Forth Lodge of Freegardeners who gave us an amazingly generous donation of £500. The picture shows Bridget McCalister receiving the cheque from one of our drivers, Stewart Jeffray and Brian Wright who are both members of the lodge.

Coffee morning

July 30, 2022

Many thanks to everyone who organised, helped at, baked for and attended the fantastic coffee morning. Thanks also to St Helen's for once again letting us use their superb facilities and beautiful china.

We raised an incredible £1,400. It was really lovely to see people face to face and chat, and judging by the noise level everyone who came had a good blether. The baking was it's usual incredible standard. Nothing was wasted as the left over baking, tea and coffee etc were all gratefully received by the local foodbank, Roots. We really appreciate all the support we get locally.

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.

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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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