Information about our practical support service for families.
We have specially trained volunteers who can help you with a range of one-off or short-term activities in a way that works for you.
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“Driving 45 minutes to hospital chemotherapy appointments was a real challenge. But Demelza stepped in to help. Their incredible Practical Support Volunteers drove Zak and his daddy to every appointment and brought them home again. No longer did we have to worry about finding parking nearby, the money for petrol or making poor Zak walk to the entrance in the pouring rain. All he wanted was to hold his daddy’s hand in the back of the car and thanks to the Demelza volunteer drivers he was able to.”
Caroline, Zak’s mummy
“We supported Zak by driving him and his dad to his chemo appointments. Zak was a joyful, happy child. The last time I saw him his hair had grown back and I remember telling him he now had more hair than his daddy. Driving them to and from appointments took the stress away from them. I was always there on time and waiting for them when they came out. I never wanted them to have to worry.”
Practical Volunteer, David