‘'I had a great journey down and back home. I was so well looked after. I was home hours earlier and was not so tired or exhausted’.

(Cherish Fund recipient)

The Cherish Fund

Do you need assistance with transport getting to where you need to be?

The Cherish Fund was created by Jean and John Bowman.


In February 2005, aged 31, Jean and John’s daughter, Alyson, was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and after a courageous battle she died at the end of May 2007.

For the last four weeks of her life she was wonderfully cared for in Lorn & The Isles Hospital.

About a week before she died she had to go for specialist treatment to Glasgow Royal where she had her initial treatment.

Jean and John identified that comfortable, flexible transport is always an issue for people living in rural areas and decided to set up a fund in Alyson’s memory, called The Cherish Fund, to support local people in similar situations.

The Cherish Transport Fund

enables North Argyll Carers Centre in Oban to support those living locally to access comfortable and appropriate transport.

The Cherish Fund is here to support the transport needs of those with health concerns and their carers.

If you would like to apply to the Cherish Fund for support or would like to find out more information please contact North Argyll Carers Centre.