Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association offers hospice helping hand

The Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association is committed to putting something back into the local community, with their support of the Northam Hospice continuing recently.

The association has supported the hospice for more than 20 years and donates items of their choice to the organisation on a regular basis.

This year the association has presented four wheelchairs and six walkers to the medical facility, which will surely be put to good use.

Association representatives Sylvia Bristow-Stagg, Barry Bristow-stagg, Jim Donovan and Theo Bekkers recently presented the items to staff at the hospice.

The flow-on effect of community fundraisers and the generosity of the public continues enabling the association to provide support to the hospice.

Their Northam Vintage Swapmeet is a community event and it was successful again this year.

This was due to the support of the Shire of Northam, Avon Waste, other sponsors and dedicated members.

Avon Hospice acting clinical nurse co-ordinator Yan Yi expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to the association for donating the wheelchairs and walkers on behalf of the staff at the facility.

"They will certainly enhance the lives of our clients and enable the hospice to continue to provide a quality service of palliative care to the people of the Avon Valley," she said.

For more information on the Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association, visit their website at www.avonvintagecars.org.au.