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Cash keeps community car on track

Waroona’s own set of hot wheels with a difference has been given a boost thanks to community fundraising efforts.

Waroona Community Car representatives were presented with a cheque for more than $2600 at a morning tea organised by the Waroona Visitor Centre and the Waroona Creative Arts Centre last week.

The arts centre donated $800 raised from a wood raffle to the community car initiative, with the visitor centre donating $1846 raised from the sale of items donated by local quilters and artists.

Waroona Community Car chairwoman Carol Hull said she was grateful for the donations.

“Donations like this mean we can keep our costs down for our clients,” she said.

“It helps a lot because in the past couple of months we have upgraded our community car, which will soon be moved and housed at the new Waroona Men’s Shed.”

Mrs Goldsworthy said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of the town’s arts and crafts communities who have donated their work since the first Hanging on the Highway in 2014.

“To date more than $16,000 has been raised through the sale of these items at the visitor centre and donated to groups such as the Waroona Community Car, St John Ambulance Waroona sub-branch, Waroona Leos, and Charlie’s Leukaemia and Lymphoma Fund,” Mrs Goldsworthy said.

“The Waroona community car is a cause close to the hearts of many and is used by local community members when they’re at their most vulnerable.

“It really helps out parents with sick children, those who are unwell or injured and the elderly for medical appointments in the city.”

For more details or to register as a volunteer driver contact the Waroona Community Resource Centre on 9733 3011.

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