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


Drivers can volunteer to give as much time as they wish. They use their own insurance and do not need to pay higher premiums. All expenses are reimbursed and they are paid a mileage allowance. Drivers tell the coordinators the days they are free, some only do mornings or afternoons.

We provide any training a driver wishes to have. All our drivers are provided with a full set of guidelines as to how our service works. All drivers go out with an existing driver and patient in order to ‘learn the ropes’ before they start to drive for us.

We try to have the right number of drivers, if we have too many, people feel they don’t get to drive often enough. If this is the case we put people on a waiting list and contact them when we have a vacancy.

Our drivers

Dawn Bridges

Hi, I'm Dawn. I live in Bonnybridge with my family & have recently retired. I enjoy walking, wild swimming, travelling, reading & going to the cinema.

Stephen Hunter

Hello folks Stephen Hunter, I have been a volunteer driver with this amazing charity for 6 years

Alistair Baird

I am retired, enjoy spending time with the my wife and family. Hobby is playing golf and follow most sports on TV and reading.

Jim Gardiner

I live in Bonnybridge with my wife and kids. I work offshore and volunteer during my time off.

Jude Fraser

I am a retired Accounts Manager, I enjoy keeping fit and active in all weathers, trail running and taking part in various challenges, half marathons/ultra relays.

Gordon Nelson

I retired from my role as Sales Manager responsible for implantable cardiac devices 4 years ago and joined the Driving Force as a driver 3 years ago.

Jose Munoz

Originally from Chile. Proud father of two & grandfather of four. I enjoy reading, gentle walks in the countryside, science fiction films & series (I am a Trekker), travelling and driving for the DF which improves my sense of belonging to the community

Are you living with cancer?

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

Information for patients


Everyone involved in The Driving Force is a volunteer. Find out how you can get involved.

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Scottish Charity Number SC036792