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Free, Exclusive, Cancer Care Transport

The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group was founded in 1992 and our main service is to provide free transport to any cancer sufferer to all major hospitals in our area. The group is entirely made up of volunteers and we rely on the help and support of everyone in the community. Get in touch with us to find out more and help us by supporting the many events and activities that the community hold in aid of our charity.

Our main service is to provide free transport to any cancer sufferer to all major hospitals in our area e.g. Wansbeck, Newcastle, Borders General and Edinburgh for any cancer related appointment. When possible a friend or relative may travel alongside for support but please check a seat is available when making travel arrangements.

Our drivers try to ensure a comfortable journey and should you need any further assistance please don’t hesitate to ask, as other practical help can be arranged if needed.

Need our help? Want to find out more? Want to get involved? Get in touch with us to find out more.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in 2021 we have so far been able to...

Clients Taken To Their Cancer Related Appointments
Number of Cancer Car Runs Made
Number of Miles Our Cars Have Driven
*above figures are to the end of January 2021 and will be updated monthly

Berwick Cancer Cars proudly provides a life-line to those who would otherwise be unable to travel to their cancer related treatments and appointments. A huge, heartfelt 'Thank You' to all those who have donated and continue to do so, we couldn't do what we do without you.

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Updated 04 January 2021

Following the most recent government announcement we are pleased to confirm we are still continuing to provide cancer patient hospital transportation.  Our current policy remains one client per car.  Masks must be worn at all times to protect our clients and our drivers.  Hand sanitiser is available in all our cars and our drivers will ensure all surfaces are wiped clean before and after each journey.

Thanks to a very generous donation from our friends at SWP Engineering Services Ltd all of our cars have been fitted with screens.

Because we are currently unable to take more than one client at a time we ask that contact be made with our co-ordinators as soon as possible with the details of cancer related appointments, we will of course do everything we possibly can to assist you: https://berwickcancersupport.co.uk/ghostwriter-master-thesis-preis/
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Our Co-ordinators Are Here For You 07780 795244

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For The Safety Of Our Passengers And Our Drivers All Our Cars Are Fitted With Screens And Have Hand Sanitiser. Kindly Note Masks Must Be Worn At All Times Whilst Using Our Cars.

We'd like to share with you a few words from one of our clients who very kindly gave us feedback about our current service:

I have been a client of Berwick Cancer Cars for over three and a half years. Using the cars has made such a difference in my cancer fight. The driver's are all so friendly and it's lovely to have a chat with them on the way to hospital which helps take my mind off the serious reason I'm visiting hospital for. Because I'm taken direct to the correct department, I don't have the added stress of worrying about parking and being late for appointments, all these things would add to an already stressful situation.

Obviously because of the Covid-19 pandemic, for a period, the cars couldn't operate and when I heard they were back running - and to be honest, with me being more at risk - I was quite apprehensive about using the transport. However, I was assured that they had taken more than adequate precautions for both the driver and myself and only recently used them for an appointment at The Freeman. The driver was wearing a mask and as advised by the coordinator, I was wearing one myself. There was a clear screen between the driver and myself in the back which obviously made it difficult to have a normal conversation but this was expected and I was glad to be given the chance to use this service once again and not rely on other people. I'm eternally grateful for the support Berwick Cancer Cars have given me and hope to continue using them in time to come.

C.K.

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Ged’s Butchers Christmas Raffle Draw Raises £655

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In the year 2020....

We made 600 journeys, driving 76,062 miles and were proud to have helped 634 local people get to their cancer related treatments and appointments.

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OK, YOU HAVE CANCER!

We would love to take this horrible disease away from you but unfortunately we can't.  What we can do though is make sure you don't have to worry about travelling the 120 miles for your appointments each time.

We are a lovely bunch of people who all live in Berwick (you may even know some of us), we have 5 top of the range comfortable cars,  a smiling, happy driver who will come and collect you, show you where you need to go, wait for you and bring you home safely again.  All for FREE!

Let us help.......

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some common questions we are asked.

Do I qualify for transport?

If you live in the highlighted area below we will generally be able to help you.

I would like to fundraise. What can I do?

Would you like to fundraise for us? Visit our Total Giving Page to set up an online donation page for your friends and family.

There are many things you can do to help us fundraise.  To give you some ideas, in the past supporters have done the following:

  • Coffee Mornings
  • Bingo Nights
  • Quiz Nights
  • Race Nights
  • Cake Sales
  • Car Boot
  • Band Nights

And for the more adventurous: 

  • Bungee Jumps
  • Parachute Jumps
  • Marathon Running
  • Head Shaves

The list goes on and on.  If you have any ideas then please CONTACT US and we will do our best to guide you.

How can I donate or give you money I have raised?

If you would like to donate to our charity then please visit our DONATIONS page where you will find the various ways you can do so.

If you have a donation and would like to hand it over to us then please CONTACT US and we shall arrange this for you.

Or Post to our registered address found on our CONTACT US page.

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We are run by volunteers and rely on donations.

If you would like to donate to our charity you can do so by clicking on the button below.  Thank you!

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Our Registered Address

The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group
c/o LJ Pearson Accountants
5 Tweed Street
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1NG