Char­ity need a driver to

Vol­un­teer

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

A lo­cal sup­port body for char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups is ac­tively seek­ing a vol­un­teer driver from the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang area to join their com­pany.

Vol­un­tary Ac­tion South La­nark­shire ( VASLan) is look­ing for a car owner with some free time who would like to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

The role will pro­vide a valu­able ser­vice by t rans­port­ing and ac­com­pa­ny­ing el­derly and dis­abled peo­ple to Glas­gow NHS hospi­tals and lo­cal NHS clin­ics in Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen.

El­derly or in­firm peo­ple may have dif­fi­cul­ties in walk­ing which causes prob­lems for them to seek pub­lic trans­port. They may not be fi­nan­cially able to rely on taxis so help from a vol­un­teer driver will pro­vide a life­line for them when they have no al­ter­na­tive means of trans­port.

Vol­un­teers are re­im­bursed 40p in the mile and driv­ers can work Mon­day to Fri­day, morn­ing or af­ter­noon.

VASLan only re­cruit vol­unt e e r s f rom the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang ar­eas due to fund­ing cri­te­ria.

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