I first met Toni from Freedom (Waikanae North) whilst in New Zealand visiting my Mother. From the beginning Toni went above and beyond the call of duty even popping round whilst I was there to introduce herself to us, which immediately put my elderly Mother at ease. Since then I have contacted Toni via email and utilised her services a couple of times to assist Mum with transport from Wellington Hospital back to Waikanae. I always receive an email from her to confirm that Mum is safe and sound and back at home. I would not hesitate to recommend Toni, she is totally professional, reliable and trustworthy.
Leigh Weatherhead, Cotswolds UK
As a case owner for ACC I wanted to express how amazing I find the serviced of Freedom Drivers. I have had interactions with Mia warwick in Waikato, Rob Strickland in Rotorua area and also Gavin Bennett in Tauranga. All of them have provided outstanding service. They have been tremendous with a “no jobs a problem attitude” and a great communication style. Drivers have offered to visit a client before taking them to Auckland to assess whether or not the vehicle would be suitable for the journey and the client’s wheelchair needs and if required could arrange for a different vehicle to take the client.
I cannot commend the this level of service highly enough. I am thoroughly impressed and greatly appreciate the well above extra mile approach taken by Freedom Drivers in the region.
Case Manager ACC
We are so very thankful to have Sheryl. What a wonderful help and service she provides.Not only does Sheryl help us by driving us to our Doctor’s and Hospital appointments, she accompanies us and helps with the information we receive.Sheryl helps us with our shopping weekly and always makes sure we have everything we require and doesn’t hesitate to help us with any other shopping requirements. Nothing is too much to ask.She is reliable, caring and very kind. We enjoy seeing her every week and having her around.
Terry and Ann Forrester
when I recently broke both my arms ACC organised Lindsey to take my 3 young boys to school and back. The service Lindsey provided was excellent she was friendly and reliable. Lindsey was brilliant with the kids and went above and beyond to make them and me feel comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend her. Thanks again Lindsey
JS in Paraparaumu
I just wanted to thank Gavin Bennett for the assistance that he has provided me over the course of several weeks. I had a major foot operation in October 2014 and obviously wasn’t able to drive. I was recommended his services and he replied to me immediately organizing my first pick up.
From the outset Gavin was always on time, compassionate and professional in his dealings with me. I can honestly say that the ride to work and back was totally enjoyable. He has the very real ability to make you feel welcome and there is always a conversation to be had.
If you want to have a service that encompasses an honest caring person then Gavin is the person that I would recommend.
Doctors and staff at the Mt Medical Centre are pleased to endorse the wonderful service that Gavin provides. –
Dr Tony Farrell
Thank you Gavin and your team at Freedom Drivers for your wonderful assistance when I was injured and in desperate need of some assistance transporting my 2 children and myself over a 3 month period.
As a parent you want to ensure your children are always safe and it was a great relief to meet your team and to know that they were in safe, trustworthy and reliable hands going to and from school, to appointments and to after school activities. My children were always relaxed and happy.
Your team were always punctual and given the Tauranga traffic that is quite a feat! The cars were safe and very comfortable and the driving skills were excellent. Your team were always cheerful and friendly and kind and caring. They were polite and considerate and always showed courtesy and concern and an interest in our lives.
We would recommend you unreservedly and wish to thank you once again for all your help and support.-
Sarah B and family
Hi, I would like to highly recommend Freedom Drivers- Tauranga (Gavin and his Team) they were outstanding with their service, always very punctual and friendly. I have had 6 weeks with my left leg in cast unable to drive. Gavin and his team have taken the extra stress away by getting me to and from work. Compared to other services I believe Freedom Drivers Tauranga are top of the bunch. Thanks again. –
I have been using Sheryl’s Freedom Driving Services since she first started in Nelson. I have only good things to say about her service, her friendliness and her general attitude. She has a great strength for working with older, more frail people as she is very caring and patient. She is more than willing to help with all aspects of the Freedom service from shopping, to Doctors visits to trips to the airport. She often reorganizes her day to fit in with her clients’ needs will go out of her way to make the transport arrangements needed. She is punctual and reliable and the car is always clean and tidy. Anyone needing transport services can be sure she will provide excellent service promptly and cheerfully.
Cynthia, Nelson resident
High praise for our Tauranga driver and ACC!
I would like to let you know that I experienced excellent service with Gavin Bennett of Freedom Drivers yesterday for my appointment in Auckland. Gavin was on time, he helped me into the vehicle, he lifted my bags and crutches, he returned my chair hire to the hospital when I was at my appointment, he made courtesy stops when I asked AND, on the way home, he stopped at my workplace to collect my laptops. I felt completely taken care of and very safe. Thank you for providing such a supreme service. I can confidently say that I would recommend Gavin’s services without hesitation. I love how ACC are supporting local business. Well done ACC! Thank you again Gavin. It was a pleasure to meet you. I enjoyed our conversations and easy travel very much.
Dottie, ACC client
In October 2015 I sustained multiple serious injuries in a traffic accident and spent over a month in hospital. I started my rehabilitation in December and it was arranged that Freedom Drivers would take me to these appointments. This was when I first met Louise Biggans who continues to take me to these appointments now. Louise has always treated me with kindness and respect and always cheers me up if I am having a “down” day. She is professional and helpful and I am happy to say I have made a new friend. I would fully recommend Freedom Drivers Hutt Valley to anyone needing transport and assistance
Carol, ACC Client
Sheryl Greenwood of Nelson Freedom Companion Driving Service is a real gem. Professional, honest and always reliable. My very elderly mother, who lives in Nelson, has been a client of Sheryl’s for about eight months and is frequently mum’s ‘right hand woman’ when it comes to appointments and groceries. Nothing is too much trouble for Sheryl. The convenience of this great service allows me to visit my mother and do other things with her when I can. I am so lucky that mum was recommended to such a caring and genuine person.
Great service in Nelson
What a wonderful service Gavin provides. My elderly mum is now quite vulnerable, and certainly not able to drive and so Gavin has been a godsend, not only taking mum to and from appointments but also staying with her to make sure information is passed on to me when I can’t be there. I have found Gavin to be totally reliable and trustworthy and very caring. Thank you Gavin for your great service.
Lesley & Laurel M.
I just wanted to thank you for making the 9 weeks I was in a cast and unable to drive such a breeze. Your reliability, flexibility and genuine concern and interest was a godsend and I wouldn’t have coped without you or using a generic taxi service.
When you find yourself reliant on others and not used to it, asking people for help with simple tasks doesn’t come easy. But with you I never had to ask. You always opened the door for me, grabbed my bags, bought in my shopping, waited, and offered your help before I had a chance to think to ask. In fact you suggested things that I hadn’t thought of that made my life that little bit easier when it really mattered.
You found a way to incorporate my travel needs, appointments and last minute requests, with the commitments to your other clients without hesitation and were without exception always punctual. Nothing was too much to ask.
I would recommend you unreservedly to anybody that through age, disability, injury or other found themselves reliant on others for transport. While I am so grateful to have recovered from my surgery to the point of regaining my independence, I will genuinely miss your company and loyalty.
All the best for your business and much needed service….
Gavin of Freedom Companion Driving shows concern and care for those who use his services. I am an 85 year old man who lives on his own and increasingly find I need assistance with transport. Gavin has provided that assistance, taking me to medical appointments (including minor surgery), to both the Hearing and Eye Clinics and shopping. He always assists me and stays so that I’m not having to wait around for a taxi.
I have unequivocal absolute trust in his driving skills and his care for general travellers. He is always prompt and on time for appointments and always friendly and cheerful. He has my best wishes for ever-increasing success in his life and affairs.
W “Bill” Forsyth
My parents used the services of Andrew (Milford-Takapuna branch) last Saturday to drive them to a show at the Aotea Centre in central Auckland, and pick them up afterwards to take them back to Milford.
They were very impressed with Andrew, his service and vehicle, and would definitely use Freedom Drivers again. Due to other commitments, we were unable to take mum and dad ourselves, and I felt very happy knowing they weren’t going to battle with buses and the cold weather.
A huge thank you, Andrew.”
I was discharged from the spinal unit a month ago after a neck injury with resultant weakness in both hands , left arm and left leg .
I need a mobility frame to walk , and am unable to drive.
Ongoing spinal injury rehab requires a busy schedule , with multiple weekly visits to Physiotherapy, hand clinic, Aquatic centre , North Shore Hospital and other one-off destinations.
Andrew is utterly reliable, always on time, an excellent communicator , courteous and good company. He is also intelligent and empathetic.
Andrews vehicle is quiet and spacious. I am very fortunate to have Andrew as my dedicated driver support person.
Dr. John Gunn
Doctors and staff at the Mt Medical Centre are pleased to endorse the wonderful service that Gavin provides.
Dr Tony Farrell
Anne couldn’t speak highly enough of you and the last time you took her to her appointment.
More great feedback from Christine about your service!
Holly- ACC NZ Client Manager
Thank you very much for looking after us so well last night. Your great service made our lovely night out possible.
Elaine and Mike