Cancer Council WA transport service seeks drivers

Drivers needed: Cancer support co-ordinators Elaine Young and Melanie Taylor.
Drivers needed: Cancer support co-ordinators Elaine Young and Melanie Taylor.

Cancer Council WA is looking for volunteers to provide a transport service for patients receiving cancer treatment, travelling from Mandurah to Fiona Stanley Hospital and then home again.

The new service starts in February.

Cancer support co-ordinator Elaine Young said patients undergoing treatment could find it difficult to get themselves to and from the hospital, either because they didn’t have easy access to transport or were too sick to drive.

“Our service will provide cancer patients with stress-free, friendly transport to the hospital and home again so they can focus on getting better,” she said.

“We’re looking for people with enthusiasm, aged between 25 and 75, have a C-class licence and a desire to help.”

Among the benefits of volunteering are making new friends, connecting with the local community, learning new skills and gaining an experience.