Sholing woman praised after 45 years as a volunteer ambulance car driver

Daily Echo: Milly Stokes. Milly Stokes.

She has driven thousands of miles over 45 years helping the sick, elderly and vulnerable to get vital medical treatment.

Now South Central Ambulance Service has honoured mother-of-two Milly Stokes for her outstanding service as a voluntary ambulance car driver and hopes that her story will inspire many more people to follow her example.

From chauffeuring a 103-year-old woman to her hospital appointments, to making sure a five-year-old girl gets to and from her chemotherapy sessions, Milly from Sholing has been there for whoever needs a lift.

She said: “Volunteering as an ambulance car driver gives me a reason to go out so I’m not driving aimlessly but going somewhere with a purpose and helping someone into the bargain.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer ambulance driver please call 023 8024 6173.

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