Cancer connect is looking for volunteers.

CANCER Connect is a free and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals, for people receiving cancer treatments.

There are two general services travelling to Cork daily;  an eight-seater vehicle travels from Castletownbere through Bantry, Dunmanway, Enniskeane to CUH bringing passengers for radiotherapy treatment.

Each passenger is seen between 12pm – 1.30pm; on completion of treatment the vehicle returns straight home.

See the timetable for pick up time in the main towns and villages en route.

For those that may have a longer day, and require a one to one service in the comfort of a car, that option is also available.

The passenger will be collected from home, and then brought straight back when ready.

Both services are free, flexible and completely confidential.

If you or someone you know would like to avail of the service, please call Helen at 027 52727 / 0871224404 or email cancerconnect@ruraltransport.ie.

Volunteers:

Cancer Connect are currently looking for more volunteers from the Beara and Bantry areas.

Volunteers are asked to drive their own car from a local area to a Cork Hospital with a passenger, one day per month.

Passengers may travel to Cork for a full day appointment (such as chemotherapy) or a short appointment (such as a doctor’s visit).

The driver will collect the passenger at home, leave the passenger at the appropriate hospital, and then return to collect him/her on completion of the appointment.

There is a substantial panel of drivers volunteering throughout West Cork; however currently there is a need of additional drivers to meet the demand across Beara and Bantry.

If you would like to volunteer contact Helen: 027 52727 / 0871224404 or email cancerconnect@ruraltransport.ie.