VOLUNTEER minibus drivers are being sought to help at a hospice.

St Barnabas House in Worthing is looking for drivers to transport patients to and from its day hospice and on outings.

The minibuses are designed to carry passengers who may find it difficult to get into a car or those who are in a wheelchair.

Les Mann, 65, from Angmering has been driving for the hospice for three years.

The retired police officer is now calling on more people to sign up. Mr Mann said what he enjoyed most about his role was “the lovely people you get to meet, including the patients, staff and other volunteers, as well as the feeling you are really doing something helpful and worthwhile”.

Hospice health care support worker Lisa Ingall said: “The minibus service is a real lifeline for our patients, as for some their visit to the day hospice provides much needed social interaction and support.

“Without the minibuses and our drivers they simply wouldn’t be able to get here. We are really grateful to Les and our other volunteer drivers.”

To find out more call the hospice’s voluntary services department on 01903 706314.