For Lesley’s mother, the local community centre is vital, especially in this rural area, but it has now lost its funding. Lesley says, “My widowed mother is housebound, lives alone and has Parkinson’s Disease. Without the volunteer drivers, she will find it very difficult to attend hospital and GP appointments, or go to the opticians. In the past she has called upon them to collect new prescriptions or run an urgent errand. They have also arranged social outings and shopping trips for elderly people in the local area. It will be such a loss if this service ceases to exist. Not to have contact with these marvellous, caring individuals will add to my mother’s distress.”