A new set of wheels with help from some friends
A new bus service transporting young adults with disabilities to and from Bendigo has taken pressure off local Inglewood families. The new service is up and running thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Inglewood and Districts Community Bank® Branch that was used to purchase a 12-seater minibus with capacity to carry a wheelchair. Community volunteers, including the parents of young adults with disabilities who use the service, take turns to drive the bus to Bendigo five days a week.
The service is also available for other community uses, including taking the elderly confined to a wheelchair to their hospital out-patient treatment and kids for work experience. Since opening its doors in 2007, the Inglewood & Districts Community Bank® Branch has returned more than $240,000 of profits to local community projects.
There’s a number of other communities hitting the road in a new set of wheels, thanks to branches in Pearcedale, Katherine and Coolalinga to name a few.