Transport charity’s $100,000 bonus
The Trans-Help Foundation will be able to do more to help transport workers and their families thanks to its founder, Di Carroll, winning $100,000 from American Express.
The prize was part of Oprah Winfrey’s visit to Australia and was designed to reward a group or an individual for helping others.
Mrs Carroll started Trans-Help five years ago and has worked round the clock during that time to help the foundation provide support to transport workers and their families who fall victim to side effects of the industry that include road trauma, depression and death.
She was stoked with her win, which will not only allow the found- ation to help more people in the short-term but also raise awareness.
‘‘Winning has resulted in highlighting the need of the services we provide and will now give us a grant base to help us grow more and help more suffering within the industry,’’ Mrs Carroll said.
‘‘More importantly, this is a win for the transport industry across the nation at the grassroots level.’’
Trans-Help recently benefited from a charity auction held at the world debut of the CAT truck range near Uluru.
The artwork auction raised $50,000, half of which went to the local indigenous population and half to Trans-Help.