Case Study: Woking


Woking2Doug from Mayford became a client of Neighbourly Help Around Mayford when health issues meant that he could no longer drive. Doug says: “My wife is in a nursing home and one of the volunteer drivers takes me to see her once a week. Without that support I really wouldn’t see her very often. My daughters don’t live nearby and it’s a comfort to them to know that I can still see their Mum.”

Wendy is a volunteer driver for Neighbourly Help Around Mayford and helps local people like Doug to get out and about. “I can’t stand not being busy” she says. “Once my grandchildren started to go to school, I needed something else to do. It’s great to know that I can help Doug to stay in contact with his wife or just pop someone to the doctor’s. Those small trips make such a big difference.”

Becoming a volunteer driver is easy and volunteers can give as much or as little time as they choose, as well as decide the days and times during which they are available.

For more information about how to become a volunteer driver, contact Vicki Turton at Surrey Community Action on 01483 447121 or email vickit@surreyca.org.uk