Sunbus Sunshine Coast drives upgrade to local respite facility

Sunbus Sunshine Coast drives upgrade to local respite facility

  • 04 Jul 0
Sunbus Sunshine Coast's GM Lisa Parker and David Collins present donation to Inclusion Plus Manager Wayne Swadling to improve the facility for residents like Jake.

Sunbus Sunshine Coast’s GM Lisa Parker and David Collins present donation to Inclusion Plus Manager Wayne Swadling to improve the facility for residents like Jake.

Sunshine Coast bus drivers have rallied behind Currimundi respite facility Pandanus Guest House, with Sunbus donating $5000 towards improving the centre that supports children and adults with a disability.

Pandanus Guest House, which is operated by the non-profit organisation Inclusion Plus Family Support Inc., will use the funds to commence the construction of an outdoor area with a shade sail, fresh turf and therapeutic garden once completed.

Spearheaded by Sunbus Sunshine Coast general manager Lisa Parker and senior controller David Collins, the donation was part of an ongoing partnership established to help Pandanus Guest House clients safely use bus services.  

“Public transport is an important link in connecting communities and as a network of bus drivers we are proud of our role in helping these wonderful people access our services like anybody else,” says Ms Parker.

Mr Collins says the donation was an extension of their ongoing support. “We are delighted to kick-start this project and we hope other businesses can chip in and make a real difference,” he says.

Inclusion Plus manager Wayne Swadling said the funding would make a significant difference to the lives of residents.

“Many of our clients have severe disabilities and learning difficulties and the ability to offer them an outdoor area with fresh air and green grass makes a noticeable difference not only to them during their stay but also to their families when they come to visit,” Mr Swadling says.

If you wish to support the outdoor project, contact Wayne Swadling on (07) 5441 6600.

Pandanus Guest House