sv podcast – getting there and back

Home 2 Hospital’s mission and strapline is “Supporting the community of Larbert and Stenhousemuir with free hospital transport service for people living with cancer”. A carefully-worded description which covers a well-organised support and an amazing relief for those in the area who receive a cancer diagnosis, and who face a weekly or daily round trip of 55-60 miles for treatment at a Glasgow hospital. A fine example of a ‘small voice’!

But it’s not a new idea. When Margaret spoke to June Kirkwood and Jean Geddes, who are on the committee of Home 2 Hospital, she discovered a story going back around 18 years to the origin of another, similar, organisation called Driving Force. Dr Bridget McCalister describes how that organisation has been serving a neighbouring community, inspired in turn by yet another group in Lanarkshire.
So, it’s also a story about learning from and building on others’ experience, and volunteer groups supporting each other as they support people in their communities.

Home 2 Hospital website
Home 2 Hospital on Facebook
Falkirk Herald article Feb 2024
The Driving Force
Car4U Bo’ness
Meadowbank Car4U Polmont

Available from Apple Podcasts , TuneIn Radio, and via your favourite podcast App.
Duration: 19’57 minutes. Theme music by Nicolai Heidlas. Photos copyright The Falkirk Herald.

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