One of the many roles that we need more people to fulfil is that of volunteer driver. This incredibly rewarding role involves picking up people from their homes to bring them to the John Cheverton Centre for medical appointments and group activities.
Derek Grant has been a Mountbatten volunteer driver since 2012. He volunteers for one day a week and explained the motivation for getting involved: “I left work about seven years ago, and after about a year of doing nothing at home - except for things like cutting the lawn - a neighbour who is a Mountbatten nurse gave me an application form so I applied.
“I enjoy having a structure to my week and there is a great enjoyment in seeing people happy when you are helping them, and providing a service which they wouldn’t otherwise have. And, it does get you out of the house, rather than being stuck inside watching daytime television!”