Service run off its wheels

USERS of Mildura’s elderly and disabled transportservice have quadrupled in the past three years.

Keeping busy: SunAssist chief executive Rob Garlick and Legacy Mildura president Rob Vigar.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SunAssist chief executive Richard Garlick said the service worked with about 600 clients when he came on board three years ago.

Current figures suggest there are now 3000 clients relying on SunAssist cars and buses to get around.

“Without this transport, people would just be so isolated, particularly elderly people,” Mr Garlick said.

“We now have an after hours service because lots of people in hospital need to get home.

“We pick them up all hours of the day and night, and we have quite a few people from as far away as Murrayville.”

Mr Garlick said the service, which did not receive any government funding, relied heavily on donations from other community groups.

More than 4000 people attended last week’s SunAssist Motor Show in Irymple, while Legacy Mildura last week contributed $2500 to the service.

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