So far nine people have signed up to join the scheme as drivers.
Many more are needed so if you have some spare time and are willing to assist other members of our community to travel to medical visits do please get in touch.
You can simply complete a copy of the form on the drivers page of this site.
A vital role for the scheme is the job of the coordinator who puts together the drivers who are available with the passenger's needs.
The task would be carried out with a mobile phone which the scheme would provide.
If you have had some administrative experience you may be able to offer some hours for this job.
Ring 01785 851381 and speak to Joy or Peter for details of how you could help.
As each potential passengers applies to join, our secretary Jan Watson, of First Responder fame, calls on them to ascertain their needs and supplies them with documents showing how the scheme works and a card with the special scheme contact number which accompanies the scheme coordinator.
Our thanks to Jan for her work.
On Tuesday 1st May 2018 the EVCS actually started operations, registering passengers and drivers.
The first journey was carried out by the scheme’s treasurer Joy Jones on Thursday 10th May taking a passenger to the SGI in Stafford and return.
FIRST SMALL STEPS
Sign up now in case you need us in the future
Judging by the numbers of people who have signed up to join the scheme we believe that people are waiting until they need us before they sign up!
We would suggest that people sign up to join the scheme now and then if and when they need us in the future they are registered and we can often help immediately.
If you know of someone, a next door neighbour for example who might need our help please encourage them to sign up - it costs nothing to join.
After the first three months of the scheme operating we have been able to help 17 people with transport to medical visits. In the last 2 months we have helped over 30 people.
Many of the trips have been within the town, to Crown Surgery, the chiropodist, the acupuncturist etc in addition to the hospital visits.
When you in your nineties a trip to the hairdresser can be at least as beneficial as a visit to the doctor so we have been helping senior citizens pay visits to the local hairdressers.
Our team of drivers have been wonderful and we have been able to help everyone who has asked for our help in Eccleshall.
Peter Jones Chairman of the Eccleshall Voluntary Car Scheme committee