SAD: Feeling the loss of support are Eric and Carol Lynn.
SAD: Feeling the loss of support are Eric and Carol Lynn.

Bus service blow

By EMMA CORNFORD

GRAFTON Community Bus Service's main fundraiser, Cash Bingo at the Grafton District Services Club, will finish on Monday for lack of support.

Money from the weekly fundraiser, which has been running for the past six years, goes towards running the Community Bus Service which helps transport around 200 frail, elderly and disabled people to shops or outings each week.

Service co-ordinator Eric Lynn said he was committed to keeping the service going, despite the setback.

"When I came on as co-ordinator seven years ago I made a commitment that I would do whatever I could to keep the service running," Mr Lynn said.

"We're not going to let this stop us ... we'll just have to rely on the community and raffles until we come up with another idea."

Although the service was hoping to replace an old bus in the near future, Mr Lynn said the purchase will 'just have to wait' for a little bit longer until they get more money together.

The service has been running for more than 15 years, and was originally established by Artie Commerford.



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