Coronavirus - COVID-19

We are pleased to confirm we are still currently running cancer patient hospital transportation, which we recommenced on 6th July 2020 following a brief stop in service due to the pandemic restrictions at the time and whilst we put enhanced safety measures into place for our clients and drivers.

Thanks to a very generous donation from our friends at SWP Engineering Services Ltd all of our cars have been fitted with screens. Our current policy is one client per car - this does mean unfortunately we aren't able to take as many people as we used to.  If you do need our service we ask that you contact our co-ordinators as soon as possible and they will do everything they possibly can to assist you: 07780 795244.

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:

Testimonials

" 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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Our Co-ordinators Await Your Call : 07780 795244

2020-06-22 18.09.15

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.

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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.

What We Have Been Up To....

Donna Hindmarsh McRae Parachute Jump 2020

15,000ft Skydive for Berwick’s Cancer Cars

A massive thank you to the amazingly brave Donna Hindmarsh McRae who, despite a couple of inclement…

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Steve Bird Flintstone

“Yabba Dabba Doo!” Fantastic Flintstones Raffle Fundraiser !!

Our good friend and very talented supporter Steve Bird (with an inspired touch of brilliance from Suzanne…

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Holy Island to Berwick Walk for Margie

Holy Island to Berwick Walk in Remembrance of Margie Nicholl

Each year Eddie Docherty Mullins, along with family and friends, organises a walk from Holy Island to…

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Carol Ditchfield's 'lockdown bingo' rasies £1500 for Berwick Cancer Cars

Carol’s ‘Lockdown Bingo’ raises £1500 for our cars!

During the last few months our friend and client, Carol Ditchfield has been doing something quite remarkable…

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Berwick Inner Wheel Presentation 2020

Generous Donation from the Berwick Inner Wheel

We would like to extend our tremendous gratitude to Sheila Budzynski and all her colleagues at the…

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Karen’s Fabulous Face Mask Fundraiser

We were contacted recently by Karen Edwards who decided to make a small dent in her big…

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1,000 face masks donated by ‘Coping with Cancer North East’

The incredibly kind folk at Coping with Cancer North East have made a very generous donation of…

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Swan Centre Fundraiser

Swan Centre (Fabulous) February Fundraiser raises £536.83 for our Cars

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, Berwick’s Swan Centre for Leisure ran a charity fundraiser with proceeds being…

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Music in Berwick Upon Tweed

‘Lock Down Upon Tweed’ online music festival Fundraiser

Set a date in your calendar for 24th May, and put on your dancing shoes as our…

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Donna Hindmarsh McRae Parachute Jump 2020

15,000ft Skydive for Berwick’s Cancer Cars

A massive thank you to the amazingly brave Donna Hindmarsh McRae who, despite a couple of inclement…

Read More
Steve Bird Flintstone

“Yabba Dabba Doo!” Fantastic Flintstones Raffle Fundraiser !!

Our good friend and very talented supporter Steve Bird (with an inspired touch of brilliance from Suzanne…

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Holy Island to Berwick Walk for Margie

Holy Island to Berwick Walk in Remembrance of Margie Nicholl

Each year Eddie Docherty Mullins, along with family and friends, organises a walk from Holy Island to…

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In the year 2019....

We made 1123 journeys
helping 1338 local people.

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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