The Petersfield Voluntary Care Group

Our Background

Established in 1975 as a result of a meeting held by PACT (Petersfield Area Churches Together) PVCG has, over the years, provided thousands of drives for anyone in need, for a small donation as we are a charity. 

 Where public transport doesn't exist, we do.  Our aim is to "Give Petersfield a lift!" using our caring and considerate drivers in their own private cars.  We are fully insured.  

We drive people to medical appointments, such as hospitals, doctors' surgeries, dentists, and ophthalmologists.  We also do shopping for the housebound on a regular weekly basis, and prescription collection and delivery. 

 We are hosted by Winton House Centre who pass on driving requests to us and act as our agents.  

We are part of the Good Neighbours' Network based in Portsmouth.  

We work in partnership with the organisations whose logos are listed below. 

Operating with a set of policies in place covering Data Protection, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding and Risk Register, we are governed by a Constitution, our Registered Charity Number is 1192308.

Summer Social 25th August 2023

L to R: Ginny Knapp, Caroline Moore, Alan Fair, Roy Knight (hidden) Pam Knight, Jeremy Moore, Mary Evans, Martin Knapp, Sheila Wright, Diana Gange, Jayne Flatt, Kate Perry, Ric Flatt, Christine Poulter, Hattie Hughes, Philip Poulter, Mary Fair, Ian Traynier, Christine Traynier, Alison Gauld, Barry Lucas, Patrick Heath, Brian Burgess, Mike White, Jim Gauld (partly hidden), Peter Bowen-Simpkins, Kathrin Bowen-Simpkins, Ann Lucas


October 2023 - The Petersfield Awards

We were thrilled to be nominated and then shortlisted for the Petersfield Awards in the ‘Contribution to the Community’ category.  Also shortlisted in this category were Homestart Butser, Petersfield’s Shine Radio and Free Shop Petersfield.  Free shop Petersfield were voted the winners. but even being short-listed we were referred to as the ‘best of the best’.  The Chairman, Mary Fair and her husband, Alan, attended the Awards ceremony and she received a framed Commendation certificate on behalf of the group.

Kings Coronation

Some images from an event to promote PVCG at the Avenue.  NB our new gazebo courtesy of a grant from the East Hants Community Lottery Community Chest.

Covid Heroes' Award

On 23 July in the beautiful garden of Winton House Centre, Chairman, Mrs Alison Gauld showed all guests this certificate which had been awarded by Cllr Lesley Farrow.  She thanked all those dedicated drivers for their service in continuing to drive bravely throughout the pandemic, even before receiving a double vaccination.  

It is going to be framed and then displayed in the office at Winton House Centre for all to see.

For further information about our Covid heroes, please click on this link: https://www.goodneighbours.org.uk/july-2021/

East Hants Lottery Fund

We are now receiving some funds via the East Hampshire Lottery Fund


Our Agents for Bookings


Homestart Butser

Agencies Working Together

Information Hub

Our Volunteers at work