Saturday 25th March 2017

Service to Others. 366/66.

Service to Others. 366/66.

When you have worked for much or all of your life and you slow down to retire then you find there is ‘time on your hands’.

My husband is not someone who likes to remain inactive, despite his own physical health challenges, so he started as a volunteer this week with the Cancer Council.

He is part of team of volunteers who provide a service to take patients from around the Central Coast area to their cancer treatments.

Friday was his first shift. The hospital treatment centre was not far from our place, so once the person he transported was there, he popped home to show me what is known as ‘the Shirley Shuttle’ vehicle. He will be on a shift once a fortnight.

The Shirley Shuttle consists of a series of vehicles  to take people to Oncology Treatment in conjuction with the Cancer Transport Action Group including the Cancer Council NSW and Central Coast Local Health District.

More about the Shirley Shuttle:from a 2013 article:

The Shirley Shuttle service began with the donation of a mini-bus to the Cancer Council by Ms Galvin after her mother Shirley died of cancer in 2006.

She continues to raise funds and now two Shirley Shuttles provide transport for cancer patients to attend treatment centres and appointments.

This service is supported by Gosford and Wyong Community Transport, with volunteer drivers trained and provided by Cancer Council NSW, Erina.

Clients are able to negotiate a reasonable fare for the service, depending on their resources.

 

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Thanks to all those who are of service to others as volunteers.

Denyse.

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Joining with Leanne’s link on Sundays over here at Deep Fried Fruit.

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