Could you give a gift of your time to help local children?

Would you consider giving a little time to help children access special services?

Volunteer drivers are being urgently sought, to transport disabled children and their carers from their homes in Sandwell to the Child Development Centre in Oldbury. The centre provides a very valuable and much needed service for disabled children, and often the only thing stopping them from receiving full advantage is their inability to get transport to and from the Crystal Drive site.

Drivers need only offer a few hours a week, as every trip is pre-booked, though sometimes emergencies occur where you may be asked if you are able to help out at short notice. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust will reimburse mileage and will ensure your insurance provides full coverage for transporting the children.

Care seats are also provided, along with full training on how to fit them. Drivers must have use of a reliable four door car, and will only be needed for a short period some time during working hours Monday to Friday. To find out more, or to volunteer please contact Alan Daniels, Head of Volunteer Services, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust on 0121 507 5687.

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Editor’s note: There is an opportunity to take photographs and speak to some parents of children who currently attend the centre. Please contact Vanya Rogers, Communications Manager SWBH NHS Trust on 0121 507 5303 for more information.

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