Meet our two new cars “Fiona” and “Pearl”!!

Carolyn Smith presented with Fiona numberplate at Tweedmouth Service Station by Chair Andrew Smith

Berwick Cancer Cars are the proud owners of two new Subarus, as we say a very fond farewell to “Stanx” and “Louise” who have both served the Berwick & District community so well over the last few years.

We were delighted that Carolyn and husband Keith Smith were able to join us at Tweedmouth Service Station for an official handover presentation as we collected “Fiona”, named after Carolyn’s sister Fiona McDonald who’s donation of £30,000 made it possible for us to buy our new car.

We first met with Carolyn Smith, Shirley McDonald, Diane Love and Marion Moscrop in a touchingly emotional presentation, when they donated a cheque to Berwick Cancer Cars for £30,000, made in fondest, loving memory of their sister Fiona McDonald who so sadly lost her battle with cancer. We were much saddened by the news of Fiona’s passing but were proud to have been able to assist Fiona with hospital transport during her cancer treatment. “Fiona” will help many hundreds of cancer patients during her time in service with us and we are indebted to Fiona’s family for their outstanding support.

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New Cas Fiona Handover Presentation Tweedmouth Service Station
Carolyn Smith receiving the key to “Fiona” on behalf of Berwick Cancer Cars from Guy Flannigan at Tweedmouth Service Station

Carolyn Smith sat in Fiona at Tweedmouth Service Station
Carolyn Smith proudly sitting in “Fiona” named after her sister Fiona McDonald who made the purchase of our newest car possible

Carolyn Smith presented with Fiona numberplate at Tweedmouth Service Station by Chair Andrew Smith
Carolyn Smith presented with “Fiona” number plate as she hands over the keys to our Chair Andrew Smith

Our second new car “Pearl” has been named to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Little would our two founding members Violet Carter and Kathleen Horsburgh have thought back in 1992 that three decades later Berwick Cancer Cars would grow to a fleet of six cars, with a team of over fifty dedicated volunteers and to have such incredible support from the people of Berwick & District and far beyond our North Northumberland community.

Our immense gratitude to Guy Flannigan and all the team at Tweedmouth Service Station for their continued support to Berwick Cancer Cars. Our relationship with them has been tremendous, they have never let us down and always on hand to offer a friendly, fast and faultless service if ever needed.

Thank you to all our supporters and fundraisers who have collectively made it possible for us to replace two of our older vehicles this year. Our brand new cars “Fiona” and “Pearl” now proudly sit alongside “Emma”, “Russell” “Carol” and “Roddy” (all named after exceptional fundraisers) and ready for duty to help those with a cancer diagnosis in the Berwick and District community to reach their cancer related hospital treatments and appointments in comfort and in safe hands.

Cancer Cars Vehicle Manager, Tom, alongside “Pearl”

Some of our other news

The Duchess of Northumberland Opens Our New Home

5th October 2023

𝐀 𝐌𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐎𝐜𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐤 & 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬. In an uplifting celebration Berwick Cancer Cars…

Open Garden 2023 Berwick Town Sheriff

Sheriff’s Open Garden A Great Success!

4th September 2023

Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Sheriff, David Gordon, and Sheriff’s lady, Pat Gordon, kindly opened their beautiful walled garden to the public in aid of the Mayor’s Charity, the Berwick and District Cancer…

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust pay tribute to the Berwick Cancer Cars volunteer team

NHS Trust Pay Tribute To The Berwick Cancer Cars Volunteer Team

24th July 2023

“Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust pay tribute to the Berwick and District Cancer Support Group volunteers.” On Thursday 20th July, 2023, The Berwick and District Cancer Support Group were delighted…

GMC Shield charity football match 15 JUL 2023

Annual Charity Football Match Raises Over £500

17th July 2023

Each year The Berwick and District Cancer Support Group and HospiceCare North Northumberland field teams of footballers to take part in a friendly match to play for the GMC Shield…

Men Killer Bowls 2023 Winner Richard Brown with David Wakenshaw.

Tweedmouth Bowling Club 2023 “Mens Killer Bowls” raises over £1000!

16th July 2023

On a soggy Saturday evening 56 bowlers and non bowlers gathered at Tweedmouth Bowling Club for the annual Mens Killer Bowls, in aid of Berwick Cancer Cars. Despite the weather…

Berwick Cancer Cars - Ruth McNeely leaving presentation

Very fond farewell to volunteer driver Ruth from all at Berwick Cancer Cars

26th June 2023

Monday 26th June 2023 Today we said a very fond (but very sad!) farewell today to one of our drivers, Ruth McNeely, as she and her husband Maurice bid farewell…

Berwick Cancer Cars First Fayre at Tweed Street 17 JUN 2023

Our First Fayre at Tweed Street raises over £1700!

17th June 2023

Our very first “Fayre @TweedStreet” was a wonderful success, raising over £1700 on the day and £3000 in total from the sale of raffle tickets in the lead up to…

NCC Volunteers Week exhibition van Berwick market

Meeting the NCC Volunteer Network Coordination Team

7th June 2023

Wednesday 7th June 2023 Great pleasure to meet with Sarah and her Volunteer Network Coordination Team from Northumberland County Council today! The team came along to Berwick with their exhibition…

Berwick Cancer Cars 5k Walk 04 JUN 2023 Group Photo

Berwick Cancer Cars first annual 5km walk raises over £1000!

6th June 2023

Sunday 4th June 2023 saw our first annual 5k sponsored walk, and what a wonderful success it was! We were thrilled to welcome over 80 participants of all ages at…

Berwick Cancer Cars leaving Asda and move to their new home at Tweed Street

New Home Day @TweedStreet

8th May 2023

Monday 8th May, 2023 💛❤️💛 Berwick Cancer cars “New Home Day!” 💛❤️💛 Our enormous thanks to everyone who came along to say a fond farewell to our Cars as they…