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GoCo Carers Win NSW Community Transport Organisation Awards

Gunnedah’s GoCo Community Care has won two categories in the Community Transport Awards at the Community Transport Organisation Annual Conference 2016, beating out 91 other community transport groups in NSW.

Hope Cahill and Jill Woodhead won the prestigious Volunteer Of The Year award for their work caring for and comforting a client in his final days. Hope and Jill went beyond their transport obligations, and regularly visited the client in the Gunnedah District Hospital. They then went on to visit him in the Tamworth Base Hospital, 72km away, when his condition deteriorated further, even bringing his beloved pet dog to be by his bedside in his final hours.

“It’s great to see the volunteers rewarded, especially when they’ve been as selfless as Hope and Jill,” said GoCo Community Care Team Leader Sharon Tibbs, “This recognition by the NSW Community Transport Organisation is a fantastic way of showing not only the people of Gunnedah but the entire state of NSW exactly what our volunteers do, and that volunteering doesn’t go unrewarded.

“It’s a very prestigious award, and one we really think Hope and Jill deserve.”

GoCo itself also won the Social Impact Award, in recognition for the impact the organisation has had on the people of the Gunnedah Shire community.

“We’re very proud of that one, too. There are plenty of community care and transport organisations in NSW doing fantastic work, and to be chosen as the winners of the Social Impact category is a huge honour.”

The NSW Community Transport Organisation is the peak body representing all the community transport services in NSW, and provides support and leadership to members statewide. The Awards were of the CTO’s Annual Conference 2016.

Media Contact: Tom Plevey, (02) 6740 2100