Saturday, 21 October 2017

Volunteer drivers required

A SERVICE which helps residents in Benson attend medical appointments is appealing for more drivers.

A SERVICE which helps residents in Benson attend medical appointments is appealing for more drivers.

The Benson Volunteer Helpline, which is based in the parish hall, was started almost 25 years ago by former Hanover Housing resident Dorothy Rose.

It is now run by former parish councillor Elizabeth Leppard and relies on local car owners and drivers who are paid an allowance for the use of their vehicle.

The service users pay a fee to cover the costs.

Janet Burtt, 84, a Hanover Housing resident and a volunteer, said: “I have always enjoyed helping people and have had many wonderful and some humorous memories while volunteering.”



Volunteers do not have to commit to any particular times — you drive when it is convenient to you.

For more information on how to help, call Mrs Leppard on (01491) 838580.



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