Com­mu­nity group gets a fresh set of wheels

The Western Star - - News -

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.”

Pic­ture: James Liveris

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.

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