Myall Arts and Craft gives to Community Transport

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT DONATION: Susan Burns, President of the MCACC, Joan Wilcox founding member MCACC and Sharon Hooper, Manning Valley and Area Community Transport.
COMMUNITY TRANSPORT DONATION: Susan Burns, President of the MCACC, Joan Wilcox founding member MCACC and Sharon Hooper, Manning Valley and Area Community Transport.

 

THEY’RE not high profile when it comes to their office which is tucked away in the industrial area of Tea Gardens, but the service provided by the Manning Valley and Area Community Transport is vital to hundreds of locals in the Myall region.

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Recently, members of the Myall Community Arts and Crafts Centre handed over a cheque for $1,000 to Community Transport, proceeds of their raffle run in conjunction with their January Arts and Craft Show.

‘’The raffle prize was a beautiful painting donated by artist Joan Richards,” Janette Coppock said.

Community transport and its many volunteers provides transport for the frail, elderly, the disabled and their carers and the financially disadvantaged.

It’s also available to those living in isolated and remote areas and provides transport to health appointments and shopping trips.

“Last year we transported an average of 83 clients per month to their medical and hospital appointments in our cars”, Community Transport’s Sharon Hooper told News Of The Area.

“As well as this our bus transported an average of 79 clients per month for their weekly shopping trips and social outings to the movies and lunch.”

Sharon stressed, Community Transport could not survive without its volunteer drivers and that’s where donations are channelled.

“Last donation, we bought some rain jackets for the volunteers,” Sharon said.

“It’s not part of the uniform, they’re heavy duty and their warm in the winter and protects them from the rain.”

 

By Margie TIERNEY

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