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

The Driving Force is still operating during the covid pandemic.Please contact your GP reception if you have no-one to take you to hospital or you would like a phone buddy or help with relaxation and stress.

Our Patron

"I am very pleased and honoured to be patron of Driving Force. Our dedicated team of volunteers provide a very valuable service to people in need, thereby helping to create a caring community.


- Dennis Canavan

What is The Driving Force?

The Driving Force is a group of local volunteers who work together to fundraise, co-ordinate journeys and drive cancer patients to and from hospital appointments and treatment sessions.

This service is available to patients with cancer registered with a GP in Bonnybridge or Denny.

Why is The Driving Force so important?

Hospital transport takes many patients in the same vehicle so people have a long, slow journey. They have to wait until everyone has been seen before they can go home and can be out of the house most of the day, at a time when they are not well. There is not always room for a carer or friend to accompany them.

People who travel with us have a much quicker, more comfortable journey, can go home when they are ready and will be able to take a friend if they wish. Our drivers 'know the ropes' and provide valuable reassurance.

We aim to provide a free, friendly and reliable means of getting to and from hospital, and to make the experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Who uses the service?

Any cancer patient registered at Bonnybridge Health Centre, Banknock, Denny Cross, or Carronbank Health Centre can ask us for help.

For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions


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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The Driving Force is a registered charity regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Scottish Charity number SC036792

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