Case Study: Runnymede

RunnymedeJanet lives in New Haw and has been a client of New Haw and Woodham Good Neighbours for six years. Janet says: “The volunteer drivers have done so much for me. They took me to see my mother in her nursing home and they take me to the hospital or to the doctors. I know that Good Neighbours are just a phone call away and they are happy to take me anywhere.”

John is a volunteer driver for New Haw and Woodham Good Neighbours and helps local people like Janet to get out and about. “I got involved in the scheme through my wife – we’ve always enjoyed volunteering” he explains. “It’s so simple to be a volunteer driver. New Haw and Woodham Good Neighbours will give me a list of driving jobs and I just accept those that I can fit into my schedule.”

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