Trans-Help asks for help to increase services

By: Greg Bush

The Trans-Help Foundation is asking for donations to enable it to purchase a new head office and road transport industry call centre

Trans-Help asks for help to increase services
Trans-Help asks for help
The Trans-Help Foundation (THF) has been given a unique opportunity by the Tarcutta community to purchase the former Hillside Haven complex. It is situated on the outskirts of this Hume Highway truck friendly town. Formally a 12 bed hostel, this facility will enable THF to increase its services to the road transport industry.

The building will become THF’s head office and national call centre, with plans to include a conference centre, training, emergency accommodation for families following accidents and onsite counselling. Plans are also afoot to include medical services.

THF is a not-for-profit organisation and is in need of financial assistance with the purchase of this facility. CEO, Dianne Carroll (pictured above) says, "As a way of raising funds to achieve our goal, THF is offering those wanting to assist in this project – from individuals to companies – the opportunity of purchasing a brick with their name inscribed. The cost of a donation starts at $50 with the purchase of a bronze brick.

"A mock up semitrailer will be built at the entrance to of the facility. It will be loaded with pallets, each pallet full of bricks with platinum, gold, silver and bronze inscriptions on the face of each brick. The truck will be accessible via a boardwalk, becoming a prominent tourist attraction in fitting with the transport heritage of Tarcutta."

Carroll went on to say, "Initially the inscriptions will be stamped on the bricks on our website, and as each section is filled it will be placed onto a pallet. Once all the pallets are full they will be loaded onto the ‘truck’ at the location. (Allowing time for construction).

"We have a deadline to raise the first instalment, so we need the industry’s support now. We are asking that you consider purchasing an inscription and assist us to help carry the load of the road transport industry."

THF says those who are able to help with this initiative will be helping those who work tirelessly to deliver the necessities most take for granted each and every day. For further information about the Tarcutta centre or to leave a donation see the THF website at and follow the link. Alternatively, contact THF on 1300 787 996.

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