Transfer group says goodbye to Peg

Transport team members Shelley Fair and Joanne Holmes with Peg Moralee (centre).
Transport team members Shelley Fair and Joanne Holmes with Peg Moralee (centre).

Peg Moralee began as a volunteer 25 years ago, providing transport to and from appointments for Peel residents, as a driver with Red Cross transport in 1987.

Ms Moralee leaves a legacy of commitment and caring for the community following her decision to retire, co-ordinator of patient transport Joanne Holmes said.

‘Peg has been a devoted volunteer in our community, providing door-to-door service assisting the sick and elderly attend their medical appointments,’ she said.

‘During her years of service, we received many compliments and praise for Peg from residents, GPs and nursing home staff alike. Her caring nature along with qualities of reliability and dedication resulted in Peg being awarded runner-up volunteer of the year for the Mandurah region in 2009.’

Joanne said the transport team and the services’ volunteers would badly miss Ms Moralee.

They wished her all the best in her retirement.

The group is looking for more people like Ms Moralee to assist as volunteer drivers.

Volunteers use their own vehicles or the service’s mini-buses to drive patients who cannot use other means of transport.

Drivers assist patients who are undergoing radiotherapy treatment in Perth, transporting them to treatment centres and returning to Mandurah in the afternoon.

For more information, call RkPG transport co-ordinator Joanne Holmes on 9586 4413.