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Penny’s Hill Practice Volunteers and Friends

Penny’s Hill Practice is proud to have their patient volunteer group, Friends of the Practice.

Penny’s Hill’s Friends of the Practice is made up of patient volunteers. They are a non-profit making organisation and any excess funds are used to purchase items in the surgery for the benefit of Penny’s Hill patients. The group offer a transport & visiting service to Penny’s Hill Practice patients.


The transport service assists patients struggling to get to medical appointments because they do not have their own transport and are unable to use public transport. The drivers are volunteers who give their time free of charge and use their own cars but are entitled to claim for fuel and other expenses.

To cover these costs the Friends of the Practice group rely on donations from patients who use the service.

The suggested minimum donations for each destination are:

Penny’s Hill Practice£5
St Leonard’s Hospital£5
Wimborne Hospital£8
Bournemouth Hospital£10
Christchurch Hospital£10
Poole Hospital£10

Other destinations can be quoted for as required. 

To book a trip please call 07598 377610.


The Visiting service provides a befriending service for patients who may be isolated, lonely or just need a friend. The amount of contact that a visitor volunteer has with the patient is flexible and is agreed between the patient and the visitor. The service can include physical visits to the patient at home for a cup of tea and a chat or may be carried out by telephone.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the surgery.

We would love you to join!

Due to increased demand from our patients we URGENTLY need new volunteers to maintain the voluntary services that we provide. When people consider volunteering, they may have concerns about how much time they will have to commit to any scheme.

The BIG advantage of being a volunteer with us is that the amount of time you spend is entirely under your control!