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Friday, 9th August 2019

Irish Cancer Society urgently needs volunteer drivers in Louth

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Some of the Irish Cancer Society volunteer drivers. 

The Irish Cancer Society has put out an urgent call for volunteers throughout Louth for its Volunteer Driver Service, in order to cope with increasing demand on the free transport service. 

The Society has seen a nationwide increase of almost one third in the first few months of this year, with a massive increase of 200% in patient bookings in Louth. 

Gail Flinter, Patient Travel and Financial Support Manager with the Irish Cancer Society said, “We have seen a huge increase in patient referrals across the country, as well in the Louth area.

"To cope with this demand, it is essential that we recruit more volunteers to transport patients to their chemotherapy appointments. We are particularly looking for volunteers who are willing to drive patients to their treatments in our partner Dublin hospitals.

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“We have a fantastic network of volunteer drivers around the country who receive ongoing training and support. I would appeal to anyone in the Louth areas who has at least three flexible weekdays a month, to get in touch. You will become part of a remarkable team of volunteers, without whom this valuable service simply could not function.” 

Brian Sweeney, a local Volunteer Driver, added, “I wanted to give something back in a practical way and volunteering for the driver service a couple of days a month is a great way to do that. It is an invaluable service for people who might not have someone to take them to appointments. We are giving something back to the community, and it is a rewarding thing to do, especially if we have some time to spare." 

The Volunteer Driver Service is available to cancer patients in Louth who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment in any of the surrounding public hospitals.   

If you would like to become a volunteer, or if you are a patient who would like more information, please contact Gail or Laura on the Volunteer Driver Service team on 01 2310 566 (Gail) or 01 2310 594 (Laura), email transport@irishcancer.ie or visit www.cancer.ie

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