The settlement of Gwabegar can accurately be described as being a long way from anywhere, but the wider world just got a little closer for some of its youngest residents.
That’s thanks to the Variety Club of NSW, which last week presented Gwabegar Public School with a new ‘Sunshine Coach’ bus as part of its program to help children in rural and remote areas.
The school put up $20,000 for the bus, an amount that was matched then added to by the Variety Club.
Getting a new bus was actually a bit of a bonus for the school as it believed it was getting a second-hand vehicle.
Helen Gray, the long-time school principal now based in Mudgee, said one couldn’t be found “so (Variety Club) put in a bit more money to get us a new one”.
The bus would be used to transport school students to events in the wider world, Mrs Gray said.