Pictured at the launch of Cancer Connect were John Merwick, Helen O'Driscoll, Neily Collins, Neily O’Leary, Ted Coughlan, Brigid O’Brien, David O’Brien, Shane O’Neill and Denis O’Driscoll. Pic: Anne Minihane

WEST Cork Rural Transport are appealing for volunteer drivers for the “Cancer Connect” service which brings people from across West Cork to hospitals in Cork five days a week for cancer treatment such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Since April the service has been running from Goleen and along the main N71 road through Skibbereen and Clonakilty.

The service has also recently begun operating along the main inland route from Castletownbere to Bantry and Dunmanway.

The project is supported by West Cork Rural Transport which is a registered charity and a not for profit company.

Volunteers are asked to give one day per month to drive passengers to Cork University Hospital.

Drivers do not need a bus licence and a vehicle is provided.

If you are interested in supporting the project, call Helen on 027 52727 or 087 122 4404.