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Recently, we received some great feedback from one of our customers who were able to access a very special family event, because of transport provided by The Community Transport Company.

Family members of Karleisha Blair travelled from Macksville to Wagga to view her ‘March Out’ with the Australian Army at Kapooka Military Base, following her intensive basic training.

Mum, Eva Roberts said without your assistance and that of the Community Transport Company, a lot of our family members would not have been able to attend.

“Karleisha initially commenced with an all-indigenous unit of recruits, however, due to injuries sustained during her training (12 weeks rehabilitation), she was the last of these recruits to march out,” Ms. Roberts said.

“At times her training has been very mentally and physically draining, but she completed it and to have 15 of her family there to cheer and celebrate her accomplishments meant a great deal to Karleisha and to us.  We are very grateful!” she said.

Travelling to Wagga Wagga for this event also gave others, the opportunity to catch up with family and friends.

“Our driver, Max Johnson, caught up with his family members, his mother, sister, brother, and son, whom he hasn’t seen for quite a while.  So it was quite the family reunion on two counts,”

It would seem the great reputation of all community transport service providers travels by the use of the bus.

“Whilst obtaining fuel at a service station in Wagga Wagga, a gentleman approached the bus and through his conversation said that he had only just retired as a volunteer driver with community transport in Gosford, driving for 18 years, and that it was a most rewarding career”.

On their return journey, the family also stopped at the Dog on the Tuckerbox in Gundagai, where they meet other locals from Bellingen and Kempsey also recognising the bus.

Private Karleisha Blair has now moved onto continue her training at Puckapunyal Army Base near  Melbourne.

Pictured: Mum Eva Roberts, Private Karleisha Blair and stepdad/driver Max Johnson.

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