NHCVS Minibus Volunteer Driver Dave Parsons is undertaking an 840 mile cycle ride down the western side of the UK from Jon O'Groats to Lands End in June 2019.
Dave is raising funds for the NHCVS Community Transport scheme! The fundraising page is https://www.justgiving.com/crowdf…/david-parsons-paul-ealham
Thank you Dave, and all the very best!
Blog entry from The Community Transport Association about our takeover of the Lister Car scheme in April 2016.
Jon Brown - Community Transport Manager
North Herts CVS
“Ruby is absolutely delighted with the service. She couldn’t thank me enough for introducing her to the service”.
“Thank you for the service. What a gem driver Mark was! Absolutely wonderful – a fantastic fellow!”
“I just had to telephone to say thank you so much for your wonderful service. Andy was so kind and helpful”
“Brian was very, very good – so caring. I was so pleased with him. Thank you so very much”
"Please can you pass on my thanks to Anthony. I really appreciated all he did for me. He was so good, and so reassuring”.
“Chris was absolutely amazing and delightful. He was really charming and we got on really well. I couldn’t thank him enough”
“I just want to say Thank you to you all. You’re all very professional and very helpful. I would recommend you to everyone”.
“You don’t know what a weight of our minds it is having your service there. It’s such a godsend”.
“The service offered by Community Transport over the last three years has been invaluable – a real life safer for me and my wife getting to the doctor and Lister Hospital”.
“My mother would like to thank you John for his patience, his attention to safety and mainly for all his help yesterday. It was very much appreciated”
“I was very pleased with the service. Sarah was very helpful and very patient with an old woman like me. I have got to commend her. She is a credit to your team. 5 stars- thank you!”.
Volunteer Driver Comments
“For me, the transport is only part of the service. The role satisfaction comes from being a listening ear for those who may have no-one else to talk to. Hours spent with them are never wasted. The “thank you’s we get will brighten the gloomiest days. I always drive home afterwards with my spirit lifted.”
Roger - Volunteer Driver
“Help today because tomorrow you may be the one that needs the help. I find volunteering gives me the opportunity to do something worthwhile and needed. It gets me out the house to meet and talk to interesting people - who all had a story to tell”.
Anthony - Voluntary Driver
“Driving is an opportunity to meet all types of people. Many of the more elderly have such interesting lives and stories.
That is ...for me...the greatest of pleasure”.
David D - Volunteer Driver
“I thoroughly enjoy interacting with and meeting people. They have led such interesting lives and I feel I can learn from them”.
It gives my week a structure to work & plan around”.
Nora - Volunteer Driver
“I applied as a volunteer driver because I wanted to put something back into society following my recent retirement from full time employment. I wanted something that gave me some structure to the week and in particular involved assisting a number of people, not just one or two. I love the contact with so many different people, and having such interesting conversations as we travel along – from ex Land army girls to people who were evacuated during the war or those who have other interesting tales to tell. Sometimes we are disappointed to arrive at the destination as we could carry on talking for ages!”
Brenda - Volunteer Driver
“I applied as a volunteer driver because I was keen to put something back into the community following my recent retirement. I wanted something that gave me a structure to my week, and which involved assisting a number of people”.
“As a retired but active person, being a volunteer driver gives me a sense of purpose and the chance to meet and interact with other people”.
Alec - Volunteer Driver