New 8-seater helps TRYACT transport patients

Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels volunteer Marg Collins and president Sue Dash with the new people mover. Picture: Anita McInnes

TWO Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels has a new vehicle to take cancer patients for treatment within the Perth central business district and surrounding areas.

The brand new Hyundai iMax eight-seater will be used to provide a subsidised transport service for Yanchep and Two Rocks patients.

Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels (TRYACT) president Sue Dash said now volunteer drivers would be able to transport people to their appointments in the organisation’s own reliable, comfortable and safe vehicle.

“It has taken nearly five years to achieve such an amazing outcome,” she said.

“To the many volunteers, sponsors and fundraisers I canot thank you enough for all your support, hard work and dedication to deliver TRYACT 1.

The vehicle’s distinctive number plate – TRYACT 1 – will help promote the organisation as it ferries cancer patients to their treatment programs and appointments.

Ms Dash said TRYACT was the successful recipient of a Lotterywest vehicle grant approved by the Lotterywest board and Premier Mark McGowan on September 12, 2018.

She thanked TRYACT’s past and present major sponsors – Lotterywest, John Hughes, Westpac Yanchep, City of Wanneroo, Yanchep Central Shopping Centre, the Y.hub, Stockland, Woolworths Yanchep, Yanchep Central Newsagency and newsXpress North Coast News and Gifts.

“TRYACT would also like to thank all our local community members for their continued support in a variety of fundraising initiatives that they have supported over the years.’’

“A terrific example of this is the Red Bus collection boxes that have been placed in various local businesses within the Yanchep and Two Rocks community and not forgetting TRYACT membership.’’

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Jo Holding from TRYACT with her new Thermomix donated by Kerrie France-Poole and Irene France.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said TRYACT was a highly regarded and proactively self-sufficient community organisation, which received the 2017 City of Wanneroo Australia Day group award.

Cr Roberts said a $2695 grant was awarded via the city’s community funding program to support delivery of the TRYACT 1 community awareness project 2019. 

“In addition, the city provided a donation of $500 towards the purchase of custom number plates for the group’s transport vehicle,” she said.