Pleased: Merv, Di and Liz with team leader Cyd Kelly and peer support program co-ordinator Sonya Strathdee.
Pleased: Merv, Di and Liz with team leader Cyd Kelly and peer support program co-ordinator Sonya Strathdee. Contributed

New vehicle for Choice

GYMPIE’S Choice Support Service participants and staff were excited to take delivery of a new vehicle last week.

The commuter bus seats 12 people and will allow Choice Support Service staff to transport groups of participants and equipment to community events, on outings and to appointments.

The new bus will be a great asset for the Choice Singing Group, who are well-known for their inspiring performances at community celebrations.

Choice Support Service’s new general manager, Brad Elms, said Choice received $23,636 in Gambling Community Benefit funding assistance to purchase the bus, which was supplied by the local Toyota dealership.

“There are always many more requests than available funds in each GCBF funding round,” Mr Elms said. “We appreciate the GCBF assessment of the benefit to our

organisation and the community in providing funds for the vehicle.”

Choice Support Service, located at 30 Lady Mary Terrace, is a not-for-profit community-based holistic recovery service providing an interlinked range of programs, centre-based activities and individual support for people in the Gympie region who experience mental illness and/or psychiatric disability.

Choice is supported with funding from the Department of Communities and employs 19 staff to deliver support services.

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