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February 27, 2021

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Your article on Byron Aged Care Nursing Home’s purchase of a bus to transport residents twice weekly on day trips implied our bus funding effort is over. Sadly, not true.

The urgency of buying a replacement bus was owing to our previous bus not having a chairlift, resulting in disabled residents being unable to use it.  The purchase was enabled through the temporary diversion of existing BAC funds, much needed elsewhere.

The bus cost $29,000. A total of $5,000 was donated by a number of groups including $1,000 from Rotary, who also located the bus. The two largest donations came from the Byron Aged Care Auxiliary and Byron Services Club. Another significant donor was the Winter Whalers.

BAC is in great need of further funding efforts to complete the purchase of our bus.

Jan Lang, Chairperson, Byron Aged Care


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‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

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Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

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Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

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