NewsCommunityBerney has the drive to help Limerick cancer patientsBy Liam Togher – May 15, 2014 686 Advertisement Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday TAGSBerney EiversCare To DrivecharitychemotherapydrivingIrish Cancer SocietyNational Volunteering Weekvolunteering Linkedin WITH National Volunteering Week taking place this week (May 12-18), retired Redgate resident Berney Eivers reflected with pride on his involvement with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS).He volunteers as a driver for the charity under their Care To Drive project, which offers free transport for chemotherapy patients to and from their treatment. Berney has taken more than 100 drives for the ICS since linking up with the charity in July 2012 and it began by accident rather than design.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “After I retired I got involved with a couple of charities but I wasn’t getting much of a buzz from it. Then I was told by my daughter, who works in University Hospital Limerick, that she heard a commercial on the radio that the ICS were looking for drivers. I did six months of training with them and then there was a vetting period before I started two years ago.”He undertakes a drive for the ICS at least once a week, possibly more often if so required. He has covered Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in his time as a volunteer, sometimes driving more than 100 kilometres to collect a patient.Berney, who also fills his time by participating in the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band and an investment club in Galway, said that he derives considerable enjoyment from the driving.“I really, really like it. I had helped out with other charities but that didn’t really fit the bill, but this is different. I feel very comfortable doing it and it’s not stressful at all.“The clients I help are very good and they have great personalities, considering their troubles. We have great chats in the car on the way to and from their treatment.” Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleThings going ‘from bad to worse’ in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage
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