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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 cancerInformation for patients
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