TRYACT receives vehicle to take Yanchep and Two Rocks cancer patients to treatment

TRYACT volunteers collect their vehicle, registered as TRYACT 1, from John Hughes.
TRYACT volunteers collect their vehicle, registered as TRYACT 1, from John Hughes.

A COMMUNITY group set up to help people with cancer get to treatment appointments has its own vehicle.

Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels (TRYACT) formed in 2013 and last year received a Lotterywest vehicle grant.

President Sue Dash said TRYACT provided a subsidised transport service to residents diagnosed with cancer who needed to travel to the Perth CBD and surrounding areas for diagnostic, medical and treatment programs.

“Cancer clients have been transported by volunteer community drivers to attend these appointments using their own vehicles in the past,” she said.

“The volunteer drivers will now drive our clients in a new Hyundai iMax seating eight.

“Our volunteer drivers will love driving this amazing vehicle in such a reliable, comfortable and safe environment.

“It has taken nearly five years to achieve such an amazing outcome.”

Ms Dash said the group had received support from several sponsors as well as community members through their fundraising initiatives.

Volunteers will be at Yanchep Central Shopping Centre with the van at their monthly fundraising stall on February 23 from 9am to 5pm.