Dance for Cancer Stars of the Southern Highlands helps Cancer Council buy new GAPS car

NEW CAR: GAPS volunteers in the Southern Highlands recently celebrated the delivery of a new Cancer Council car which they can use to help cancer patients. Photo: supplied

NEW CAR: GAPS volunteers in the Southern Highlands recently celebrated the delivery of a new Cancer Council car which they can use to help cancer patients. Photo: supplied

It’s amazing what the power of dance can achieve.

Dance For Cancer Stars of the Southern Highlands raised $40,750 which was used to purchase a patient transport vehicle.

The car was recently delivered for the use of General and Practical Support (GAPS) drivers in the Southern Highlands.

GAPS has been operating in the Highlands since 2010.

In 2017 volunteers have already travelled more than 23,396kms in their personal vehicles to help over 280 passengers.

Volunteers assist with getting patients to and from their treatment, doctor’s appointments, provide companionship and with shopping.

Cancer Council program manager Sally Lewis thanked the Highlands community for its contribution and Southern Highlands Community Transport for allowing the car to be stored in its depot at Mittagong.

“As an organisation that is 97 per cent community funded, our volunteers are a vital part of Cancer Council NSW and I encourage anyone in Southern Highlands wanting to beat cancer to register as a volunteer driver,” she said.

The car made its first trip to Liverpool Hospital on June 15 with long term volunteer driver John Hinton.

Anyone would like to become a transport volunteer or more information can contact Ms Lewis on 4223 0205.

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