TRANSPORT SCHEME BEGINS
A retired paediatric nurse, Sally Sweeney Carroll, was asked by a hospital play therapist to help transport a local family in distress for daily therapy at Wythenshawe Hospital. With the help of her own family, Sally provided the transport which successfully supported the family. This prevented the two young children from being taken into care. Sally then had another request to help the transport a different family, and so the voluntary transport scheme was born.
Initially the scheme was run and organised by a team of volunteers as part of the local branch of the charity the the National Association for the welfare of of children in hospital, now known as action for sick children.