Lions boost mobility help
After 15 years’ service and 220,000km on the clock, the previous van was showing its age in multiple ways so it was decided to upgrade to a new vehicle.
The newer van offers a self-drive option for family and carers so users can travel in safety for recreation, shopping and health reasons.
“You could now head off to the theatre, shops or the Superclinic in this automatic petrol Toyota Hiace with seating for a driver, five passengers and two wheelchairs,” a spokesperson said.
“There is an easy push button operated, fully automatic wheelchair loading ramp through the rear door, the side loading door opens and closes with a touch and there is an electric loading step with handrails for ease of access.”
The $32,000 vehicle was supported by a grant of $10,000 from the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust.
Members of the public or local businesses who would like to make a contribution towards the van can contact the Lions for more details.
The Waiuku Lions Club would like to recognise the fantastic job that the staff at the Waiuku Library do for them in facilitating this service. To make a van booking, visit the Waiuku Library staff, or for more information contact Catherine Dacey on: 235 2261, or message Waiuku Lions on Facebook.
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