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.

This weeks coordinator is

Davie Stewart

I am retired and moved to Bonnybridge in 2012. I enjoy dog walking, golfing and being a labourer for Linda in the garden.

Our coordinators work on a flexible rota of 2 weeks out of every 10. They work from their own homes, all equipment is provided and expenses are reimbursed.

They phone the doctor’s surgeries daily collecting the names and phone numbers of any one who wants to travel with us. They arrange a driver for each journey, and phone back the patient with the driver’s details.

This typically takes one hour per day, though if things are busy it can take up to 2 hours.

The coordinator team

Gill Tonge

I’ve lived in Bonnybridge since 2000. I’m a part time accounts clerk & in my spare time I like photography & walking my 2 cocker spaniels.

Dougie McGregor

I'm a semi-retired accountant and live in Larbert. In my spare time I enjoy reading, eating out and travelling abroad.

Ron Riley

I am retired. I moved to Bonnybridge with my wife Trisha from Glasgow in 2015. I enjoy watching all sports particularly football, walking the dog and live music.

Libbi Penman

Semi retired business owner I enjoy baking,looking after my chickens, pygmy goats and ponies and spending time with my family and friends.

Jill Elborn

Since I retired 5 years ago I enjoy socialising and seeing more of my friends. I am quite heavily involved with my Church activities- including cleaning it every week! I love to make myself useful and trying to help other people where possible.


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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