Shire of Gingin launches community car initiative

Volunteer drivers Dianne Miller, Silva Ogerly,Sylvia Kelly (organiser),Kim Mouritz,Margaret Vosshage,councillor Michael Aspinall,Margaret Massam and Stephen Beckwith (Bendigo Bank). Picture: Martin Kennealey
Cher Groves and Kim Mouritz. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Carrie Edwards and Dianne Miller. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Kaye Lowes and Linda Fidge. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Councillor Michael Aspinall and Francis White. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Ron Pollard and Elizabeth Chewter. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Eric Regan and Nancy Cameron. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Volunteer drivers Dianne Miller, Silva Ogerly,Sylvia Kelly (organiser),Kim Mouritz,Margaret Vosshage,councillor Michael Aspinall,Margaret Massam and Stephen Beckwith (Bendigo Bank). Picture: Martin Kennealey Cher Groves and Kim Mouritz. Picture: Martin Kennealey Carrie Edwards and Dianne Miller. Picture: Martin Kennealey Kaye Lowes and Linda Fidge. Picture: Martin Kennealey Councillor Michael Aspinall and Francis White. Picture: Martin Kennealey Ron Pollard and Elizabeth Chewter. Picture: Martin Kennealey Eric Regan and Nancy Cameron. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE Shire of Gingin officially launched its community car today in an initiative designed to help people get to medical appointments.

About 30 people attended the launch the Gingin Community Resource Centre, including the group that started the initiative eight months ago, Shire staff and councillors and Bendigo Bank representatives.

Community services co-ordinator Linda Fidge said they already had about 10 volunteer drivers, who help people from Gingin and surrounding areas get to medical appointments.

“The car is for taking people from the Shire of Gingin that can’t get themselves to medical appointments here or in Perth,” she said.

“We have a volunteer group of people that take on the driving and are always looking for more.”

Mrs Fidge said people could call 9575 1253 to book the car or for more information on volunteering.

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