New ve­hi­cle for trust of­fers more com­fort

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

A new Mazda CX5 has re­placed the 17-year-old Toy­ota Hi­Ace van pro­vid­ing the Wheels to Dun­stan health ser­vice.

The Wheels to Dun­stan Char­i­ta­ble Trust helps in­creas­ing num­bers of non-driv­ing Wanaka pa­tients to get to Dun­stan Hos­pi­tal and back in one day.

The trust was a Wanaka Ro­tary ini­tia­tive but is equally sup­ported by the Wanaka Ma­sonic Lodge.

It has re­placed the van with a car for safety, com­fort and seat­ing rea­sons.

Op­er­a­tional records showed four pas­sen­ger seats were enough. Last year the Hi­Ace car­ried four pas­sen­gers on just three oc­ca­sions.

Fun­ders of the new car in­clude the Cen­tral Lakes Trust ($23,384), Otago Com­mu­nity Trust ($9,000), Dunedin City Mazda (dis­count of $5,180 ) and The Grand­view Probus Club ($1,000).

The Callis Trust do­nated $5,000 to­wards ve­hi­cle op­er­at­ing ex­penses.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

In res­i­dence: Ju­lian Ford at work in his stu­dio.

On the road: Ad­mir­ing the new Wheels to Dun­stan ve­hi­cle are trustees Peter Har­ridge, Gor­don Gir­van and Callis Trust donor Bryan Lloyd.

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