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Transport for treatment ready to roll

A new service for the Narrabri Shire

Killarney Bike Classic’s Jenny Musgrave, Pam Waters, Denis Harvey and Annie Lampe, Cancer Council NSW Namoi Valley Transport for Treatment volunteers Dominique Madden and Kerrie Baumann, Narrabri RSL’s Tony Tomlinson, Cancer Council NSW accommodation and support services coordinator Shaen Fraser and Cancer Council NSW Namoi Valley Transport for Treatment volunteer Kevin Hulbert.

The Cancer Council NSW Namoi Valley Transport for Treatment service launched in August last year, and is now officially ready to run.

Transport for Treatment is a service where a Cancer Council vehicle, the Toyota RAV4 pictured right, can assist those in the Narrabri Shire by providing them with transport to Cancer diagnosis and treatment services in both Moree and Tamworth.

The service recently received a welcomed boost. It was one of the Killarney Bike Classic’s donation recipients this year, and received $5000.

Killarney Bike Classic assistant secretary Pam Waters presented Cancer Council NSW accommodation and support services coordinator Shaen Fraser with a cheque on Wednesday, March 28, at the Narrabri RSL, where the support vehicle is parked.

Ms Fraser said that the donation would help to keep the service running free of charge in the near-future.

Six Narrabri residents have undergone specialised training and will be the volunteer drivers for the service.

They are Kevin Hulbert, Kerrie Baumann, Dominique Madden, Don Hayward, Barbara Murphy and Bill Holmes.

Ms Fraser thanked the volunteers, as well as both the KBC and the Narrabri RSL Club for their support.

“Cancer Council is a community-funded organisation, and we very much give back to the community that supports us,” she said.