Community house has its own bus

Loch Sport Community House has bought a bus for community use, after fundraising from the community. Pictured are community house members Chris Footit, Mandy and Col Johnson, Janet Bicknell, Jackie Kais, Justin Renehan and Barry Meyer.

Loch Sport Community House has bought a bus for community use, after fundraising from the community. Pictured are community house members Chris Footit, Mandy and Col Johnson, Janet Bicknell, Jackie Kais, Justin Renehan and Barry Meyer.

LOCH Sport Community House is celebrating after buying a bus for the community.

After hiring the bus for many years, the house pitched in to buy it outright, which will allow more mobility for people in Loch Sport, and access to more activities.

House co-ordinator Mandy Johnson said it would give everyone more freedom.

“(We can) transport our members to as many events and shows as they like without the fear of the community house having to pay the high rental cost,” she said.

“We are a not for profit organisation, so every penny counts.

“Ownership also means we are able to give a helping hand within Loch Sport to any resident who needs assistance with transportation.”

Keeping members busy and socially connected involves weekly trips to Sale’s Aqua Energy, movie days, visits to music events, lunches and winery trips, theatre shows, craft exhibitions and more.

The next step for the community house is to begin raising money for a brand new bus, as this one is 15 years old with 190,000 kilometres on the clock.

Ms Johnson said this was a much longer term project.

“We will keep chipping away at finding ways to accumulate the money,” she said.

Loch Sport Community House has just released its term three program, featuring new activities which run from Loch Sport Public Hall.

Businesses interested in donating towards the new bus can phone the office on 5146 0145.

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