WESTON Park Cancer Charity celebrated three years of offering free transport for patients across Barnsley this week.

The service, which picks patients up from various locations including Oakwell, ensures people can get to any of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals sites to attend tests or receive vital cancer treatment, without the worry and stress of traffic, parking, and travel costs.

Since its launch in April 2021, Weston Park Cancer Charity’s free transport service has helped more than 450 patients, made more than 2,300 journeys, and the volunteer drivers have accumulated more than 8,100 volunteered hours.

Kane Feek, patient transport and support officer at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be celebrating three years on the road for our free transport service.

“The buses make an incredible difference, and we regularly receive outstanding feedback from people about their experience.

“Using our service enables people to get directly to hospital without the worry of parking, traffic, and the cost of travel.

“We understand that our patients are going through extremely hard times in their lives, so if we can do anything to help ease the process of getting to the hospital, we will do it.

“I would also like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers who go above and beyond for our patients and help create a positive environment for them and their loved ones.

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“It is thanks to our supporters, fundraisers, and corporate sponsors which enable us keep the service operating for our patients.

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our free transport service over the past three years.

“Let’s continue to support the one in two of us affected by cancer.”