Be My Koorda Support Group gets blue bus thanks to help from UnitingCare West


Lachy McKay (9) with (back, from left) UnitingCare manager Steve Summerhayes, Evelyn McKay, volunteer Ailsa Paterson, Caitlin McKay and Bradley Councillor.  |Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d480047
Lachy McKay (9) with (back, from left) UnitingCare manager Steve Summerhayes, Evelyn McKay, volunteer Ailsa Paterson, Caitlin McKay and Bradley Councillor. |Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d480047

UNITINGCARE West has a close relationship with a support group for Aboriginal children with autism – so much so that it donated a mini-bus to the group.

Be My Koorda Support Group is run by Evelyn McKay, whose 10-year-old son asked for a blue bus.

Blue is the symbolic colour for autism and Ms McKay said the children were over the moon with the bus and looking forward to painting it blue and coming up with designs.

Be My Koorda is now keen to connect with a painting or sign company that would be willing to cover the costs of decorating the bus.

The vehicle will be used to take the children to camps in Bunbury and to outings during the school holidays.

Two jobs for Aboriginal people have been created to co-ordinate the camps and will be advertised next month.

John Cooke from UnitingCare West said the group had been using the bus on occasion to transport children to events but the transfer papers were presented on Wednesday.

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