Irvine and Troon Cancer Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC014645

Irvine Cancer Care is a voluntary organisation which offers support to those facing the problems of cancer by providing information.

Current opportunities

Urgent appeal for Volunteer Drivers Please only call if you fit the following criteria: · Up-to-date Disclosure / PVG Check · Must have own car, as we need people who can start straight away We have a very specific urgent appeal for Volunteer Drivers. We desperately need more volunteer drivers to take patients to their cancer treatment especially in the North Ayrshire area. Due to the Coronavirus social distancing guidelines we need many more drivers. We will reimburse travelling expenses for Volunteers. Our Volunteer Drivers provide transport to and from cancer patient’s homes to hospitals in Glasgow and locally for cancer treatment. The service is especially useful for those who feel unwell after treatment, those living in rural areas, elderly patients and parents taking children for treatment. Your help is greatly appreciated in this time of need.

We offer free transport to cancer patients and where possible their escort to all hospitals and clinics in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout Ayrshire. Patients are collected from their homes, accompanied to hospital and taken home again after treatment. This service is especially useful for patients who feel unwell, those living in rural areas, the elderly and parents taking their children for treatment. We also provide transport for the hospice and to appointments for all therapy sessions. We can only ensure to continue the service with the support of our volunteer drivers. If you can commit to a few hours of driving and waiting for patients every week or fortnight or every month, please consider volunteering with us. To safeguard both service users and drivers, we require all volunteers to be PVG checked and we do require volunteers to own a vehicle (MOT & insured) and have a clean valid driving license. We will reimburse mileage expenses for volunteers.