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.