Community group gets a fresh set of wheels
IN A partnership that spans back more than 10 years, Black Toyota Roma has made a donation that ensures aged-care and disability clients will make it to the appointments they require.
Black Toyota donated a top-of-the-range 2018 Toyota Rav-4, valued at more than $35,000, to Anglicare Southern Queensland this week.
Anglicare Southern Queensland services more than 300 clients in Roma alone and acting service manager Tracey O’Brien said the new vehicle would be instrumental in delivering their service.
“We are extremely grateful for the new car,” Mrs O’Brien said.
“The car ensures that we can get our clientele to and from their appointments, including medical check-ups, shopping, physiotherapy, social outings – anything the clients require.”
Black Toyota Roma manager Myles Cartwright said the car meant free usage.
“We pay for the registration, the insurance and we do the servicing for free down at Black Toyota,” he said.
“Anglicare plays a huge role in the community and we are more than happy to provide them with the car to help provide such a crucial service.”
Mrs O’Brien said the strong partnership meant a lot to the organisation.
“We operate in very similar geographical regions and it’s an honour to be working alongside them,” she said.
“Everyone is doing it tough in this drought, farmers of course, but it isn’t any easier for local businesses either and, for Black Toyota Roma to show such generosity, is awesome.”
RIGHT: Black Toyota Roma donates a car to Anglicare Southern Queensland. Driving away in the new vehicle are (from left) Anglicare staff Katie Hall, Kara Monteflore and Tracey O’Brien with Black Toyota Roma branch manager Myles Cartwright.