Cooloola Coast Medical Transport president Ann Morris and treasurer Kay Brooks took delivery of two new Mazdas at Madills Mazda after being given a grant from the Mazda Foundation.
Cooloola Coast Medical Transport president Ann Morris and treasurer Kay Brooks took delivery of two new Mazdas at Madills Mazda after being given a grant from the Mazda Foundation. Contributed

Mazda donates cars to Cooloola Coast Medical Transport

GETTING to the hospital from the Cooloola Coast has become a lot more comfortable thanks to the donation of two new cars.

The Cooloola Coast Medical Transport group took possession of two new Mazda 3 Neo sedans on Monday after a very generous donation by the Mazda Foundation.

A spokesman for Cooloola Coast Medical Transport thanked the foundation for their support.

"The cars will be put to good use in fulfilling our service to the community," the spokesman said.

"Grants of this kind are of great assistance to our small organisation of 80 members, of which 39 are drivers."

Cooloola Coast Medical Transport is a not-for-profit community charity organisation run solely by volunteers.

The two new vehicles will be used to provide transport for local aged and disabled residents to reach non-urgent medical appointments.

"We offer a door-to-door transport service to local and out of town non-urgent medical appointments for all residents of the Cooloola Coast, including Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach."

Volunteer drivers take clients to Brisbane in the south and Hervey Bay in the north, and many places in between. During 2012 the group made 970 trips.

Gympie Times


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