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.

Patron: Denis Canavan

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.

The Committee

Claire Finlay

I am currently Treasurer for The Driving Force and work full time as a Director at Smart Group. I have been a volunteer for most of my life in many different committees and organisations. In my spare time I love to walk my dogs and spend time reading.

Bridget McCalister

Data Protection Officer. Founder and secretary of The Driving Force. I am a GP in Bonnybridge. I enjoy walking, gardening and seeing friends in my time off.

Tricia Riley

Moved to Bonnybridge in 2015, enjoy socialising, knitting, reading and live music. I have two spaniels, four cats and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

David McMillan

Chairperson. I am a retired Shipping Agency Manager. I enjoy reading, walking, cooking and being involved with The Driving Force which gives me great satisfaction. I detest gardening.

Gillian Tonge

I live in Bonnybridge with my husband, children & 2 cocker spaniels. I work as an Accounts Clerk full time and in my spare time I enjoy reading, walking the dogs & knitting.

Jude Fraser Vice-chairperson

I am a retired Accounts Manager. I enjoy hill walking and keeping fit I take part in various 5 and 10k runs and OCR's across Scotland.


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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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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