Group that gets people out and about honoured

SHOALHAVEN Community Transport has been honoured as part of the NSW Seniors Week celebrations.

The organisation that provides transport to those living independently in the community who are frail, aged, people with a disability and their carers or transport isolated people, has been presented with a Local Achievement Award.

Through its 15 vehicles, Shoalhaven Community Transport provides door-to-door transport to medical appointments, hospital, shopping, community services such as support groups and social and recreational activities.

It is the first time the Local Achievement Awards have been introduced and they are an opportunity for MPs and local communities to recognise the seniors in their area who contribute to making their community an invigorating, inspiring, active and healthy place to live.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said such awards are usually presented to individuals, but the efforts of Shoalhaven Community Transport and its band of volunteers led to it being given a group award.

“They are the only organisation in the South Coast area to be presented with a group achievement award,” Mrs Hancock said.

“The award recognises the great work all their senior volunteers do.

“The service has grown so much and their volunteer base is incredible.

“They provide a great service and the volunteers obviously enjoy their time.”

Shoalhaven Community Transport CEO Stephen Fornasier said the group was honoured to receive the award. 

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