A Little Bit About Us

The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group was founded in 1992 by a group of people who through experience knew how difficult it was to get to main hospitals from our area for cancer appointments.  For those who don’t know where we are, our closest major hospital is almost 60 miles away. They started up in the hope that no one would ever have to worry about travelling to their appointments again.

Our group is run on a totally voluntary basis. Many of our members have experienced living alongside cancer in one way or another. All our members are committed to keeping the service we provide available to all who may need it. We are a local registered charity, {registered charity no.1040297} supported mainly by our fundraising.

Please get in touch with us if you think you might be able to help or contribute in any way.

Berwick Cancer Cars - Free, exclusive cancer care transport.

Our Fleet

5cars

Carol, Louise, Stanx, Emma, Mutiny (and Russell not pictured)

We name our cars to help driver allocation and because each of them has their own personality!

The Trustees

Wendy Cameron

Wendy Cameron
Trustee

Neil Gullan

Neil Gullan
Trustee

Paul Jackson - Trustee

Paul RW Jackson
Trustee

Lynda Miller

Lynda Miller
Trustee/Committee

Kenny Punton

Kenny Punton
Trustee

ann-short

Ann Short
Funding Applications/Trustee
e: funding@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

Rachel Driver

Rachel Driver
Trustee

The Committee

Andrew Smith - Chair

Andrew Smith (and Dave)
Chair/Web/Media/Committee
e: chair@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

gillian-mitchell

Gillian Mitchell
Vice Chair/Committee

Shona-McClymont

Shona McClymont
Secretary/Driver & Client Co-ordinator/
Committee
e: secretary@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

David Cowan

David Cowan
Treasurer/Committee
e: treasurer@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

nicola-warren

Nicola Warren
Driver & Client Co-ordinator/Committee
e: coordinator@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

RP

Roger Peaple
Driver/Media/Web/GNR Co-ordinator/
Committee
e: media@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

 

kate-spence

Kate Spence
Committee

tom-mathieson

Tom Matthewson
Driver/Vehicle Manager/
Committee

Michael Cox

Michael Cox
Driver/Driver & Client Co-ordinator/Committee

joy-cowan

Joy Cowan
Fundraising Team/Committee

sandi-henderson

Sandi Henderson
Fundraising Team/Committee

Freya Ryan - Youth Ambassador - Berwick Cancer Cars

Freya Ryan
Youth Ambassador/Committee

The Permanent Fundraising Team

john-donnelly

John Donnelly
Collection Boxes

phyllis-donnelly

Phyllis Donnelly
Collection Boxes

The Great North Run Team Co-ordinators

Robert Aitchison - Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team Co-ordinator

Robert Aitchison
Great North Run Team Co-ordinator
e: gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

RP

Roger Peaple
Driver/Media/Web/GNR Co-ordinator/
Committee
e: gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

The Drivers

Cheryl Stewart

Cheryl Stewart
Driver

colin-dixon

Colin Dixon
Driver

David McClymont

David McClymont
Driver

davy-pagan

David Pagan
Driver

dawn-blaney

Dawn Blaney
Driver

donald-wilkinson

Donald Wilkinson
Driver

eric-garr

Eric Garr
Driver

fred-miller

Fred Miller
Driver

Garry Greenaway - Driver

Garry Greenaway
Driver

graham-bell

Graham Bell
Driver

Ian Robson - Driver

Ian Robson
Driver

ian-ross

Ian Ross
Driver

Jacqui Wicks - Driver

Jacqui Wicks
Driver

Jan-Grey

Jan Grey
Driver

John Henderson

John Henderson
Driver

john-patterson

John Patterson
Driver

john-rutherford

John Rutherford
Driver

Julie Nicholl

Julie Nicholl
Driver

keith-smith

Keith Smith
Driver

kenny-robertson

Kenny Robertson
Driver

lenny-eyre

Lenny Eyre
Driver

les-thompson

Les (James) Thompson
Driver

Louise Cockburn

Louise Cockburn
Driver

Malcolm Scott

Malcolm Scott
Driver

Mark Ringland

Mark Ringland
Driver

michael-cox

Michael Cox
Driver/Driver & Client Co-ordinator/Committee

pete-walton

Peter Walton
Driver

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Raymond Eden
Driver

RP

Roger Peaple
Driver/Media/Web/
GNR Co-ordinator/Committee

Ruth McNeely

Ruth McNeely
Driver

shona-hammon

Shona Hammon
Driver

steven-flook

Steven Flook
Driver

Tim Edwards

Tim Edwards
Driver

tom-mathieson

Tom Matthewson
Driver/Vehicle Manager/
Committee

Tom Mew

Tom Mew
Driver

Trevor Standing

Trevor Standing
Driver

Look At What People Are Saying About Us On Facebook!

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Brian Renton
Brian Renton
2020-02-12T08:56:35+0000
A VERY SPECIAL TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WHOM WE SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF ,TRACY RENTON FAMILY GOOD LUCK TO LUKE ON THE... GATESHEAD MARATHONread more
Jackson AJ
Jackson AJ
2019-10-24T20:21:33+0000
Only today did I learn about Berwick Cancer Cars, I couldn’t believe how lovely the lady I spoke to was, she literally... took my breath away, as a family we have been juggling getting our mum to and from appointments and the help we were offered today was truly overwhelming and we are incredibly gratefulread more
Roger Peaple
Roger Peaple
2019-09-26T12:42:00+0000
Fantastic community service.
David Letham
David Letham
2019-01-27T12:17:28+0000
Commendable service. A great asset to the community. Eases some of the burden at difficult times.
Nicola Dudgeon
Nicola Dudgeon
2019-01-23T21:13:57+0000
Cancer touches every family in some way or another, I never imagined it would touch me. The cancer drivers and staff... have been truly amazing, I cannot thank you enough - everyone of you has helped me and others through the most difficult times taking pressure off the travelling, and making me smile on the hard day's... you are truly very special people that volunteer your time for people that need you. xxxread more
Wicky-Beau Koelma
Wicky-Beau Koelma
2019-01-17T23:36:43+0000
Great initiative ! This should be done in more cities and areas where cancer hospitals are located.
Freya Ryan
Freya Ryan
2018-09-10T20:15:26+0000
amazing people all round! 😁
Valerie Ridley
Valerie Ridley
2018-09-05T09:08:21+0000
Both myself and my brother in law have had to use the cars. Without them my family would of had to change days off... organise there families to get us to our appointments at the hospitals. The drivers had some very long days when I had chemo but they never complained and looked after me all the time. thank you for your all you have done for us and everyone you have helped you make having cancer just a little bit easier by us not having to worry about transport. xxread more
Alana Brown
Alana Brown
2018-06-16T19:49:40+0000
Amazing work by all tonight
Annmarie Hastie Macdonald
Annmarie Hastie Macdonald
2018-03-14T14:15:08+0000
Couldn't have coped this last few weeks without this service, the drivers are amazing. Stay with you, chat all the way... and offering support is above and beyond. Thankyou everyone of you xxxxread more
Sarah Birch
Sarah Birch
2018-03-09T12:36:54+0000
Phyllis Donnelly
Phyllis Donnelly
2017-09-17T18:09:25+0000
Seline Arnie Van Damme
Seline Arnie Van Damme
2017-08-10T21:31:41+0000
Amazing drivers and amazing charity I really would have been lost with out them last three weeks and tom is the man ��... made me laugh and we never stopped talking every time made the traveling so easy !read more
Claire Etherington
Claire Etherington
2017-04-19T13:15:13+0000
Karen Keenan
Karen Keenan
2017-03-20T11:26:37+0000
Cannot review this group highly enough. I never realised just what an amazing job they done until we found ourselves in... need of their help. The service is amazing and the drivers are all lovely. Takes the stress out of the whole experience of so many journeys to hospital and the characters that the drivers are help us through it all. Thanks so so much.read more
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