Hos­pice grate­ful for gift of ve­hi­cle

Albany Advertiser - - BUSINESS - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

Al­bany Com­mu­nity Hos­pice is the proud owner of a 2017 Hyundai i30 do­nated by Al­bany World of Cars.

Com­mu­nity Hos­pice manger Michelle Mc­Clure said the new wheels would re­place an older model Mazda and said she was sur­prised and shocked at the ges­ture.

“Our old car was get­ting quite un­re­li­able, so we are so grate­ful for this new one, which will be used for run­ning er­rands and use for our pa­tients,” she said. “It will be avail­able to all staff and vol­un­teers to use.” “We are hop­ing in the fu­ture we can ex­pand our ser­vices in the com­mu­nity more, and hav­ing this car can re­ally en­able us to do more than we cur­rently are at the hos­pice.”

Ms Mc­Clure said the gen­eros­ity be­hind the do­na­tion blew her away.

“It will help us so much op­er­a­tion-wise — it’s ges­tures like this that re­ally keep us oper­at­ing,” she said.

Al­bany World of Cars owner Toni Hunter said the busi­ness had given cars to com­mu­nity cen­tres in Perth in the past and had sought a lo­cal centre to do­nate a car to.

“Once I talked to the ladies from the hos­pice about what they do, and how they help our el­derly, I couldn’t go past them,” she said. “They are so de­serv­ing of this. “We look at it as a way of as­sist­ing them in their role within the com­mu­nity.

“We didn’t want to just give money, we wanted to see a tan­gi­ble re­sult and this was some­thing we could see help­ing them op­er­ate.”

Picture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Al­bany Com­mu­nity Hos­pice chair­woman Jane Mouritz, Al­bany World of Cars owner Toni Hunter and hos­pice man­ager Michelle Mc­Clure.

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