Community helps carers

COMMUNITY REFLECTION: Crisp Coaches and Buslines' Jared Crisp with Adelia East and Crisp Coaches and Buslines' Kristian Crisp. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post
COMMUNITY REFLECTION: Crisp Coaches and Buslines' Jared Crisp with Adelia East and Crisp Coaches and Buslines' Kristian Crisp. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post Daniel Elliott

ADELIA East is not just a mother of three; she is also a carer for an intellectually impaired child with special needs.

Without thoughtful community support Ms East said her role as a carer would be made far more difficult so to coincide with National Carers Week she has nominated Crisp's Coaches and Bus Lines for the 2012 Carer Friendly Business Regional Award.

"When you have a child with a disability the world does not stop turning just for you and it is not just carers who need to be recognised during Carers Week; it is also the businesses who support the carers," she said.

"Crisp's Coaches are one of those businesses and I nominated them for the wonderful service they provide."

Ms East said she knew when her son was riding on one of the Crisp's coaches he was in good hands.

"My son had three excursions to Brisbane and he was so well looked after," she said.

"It meant I could come home and concentrate on my other two children and know he was in safe hands.

"I didn't have to worry at all because they do a really wonderful service."

Ms East was over the moon when Crisp's was announced as the recipient of the award and said it could not have gone to a more deserving business.

"I was on top of the world and when my son is on the bus I know I can relax," she said.

Crisp's Coaches and Bus Lines Owner Dale Crisp said he was honoured to receive the award which recognises people and businesses in the community who demonstrate an understanding of the needs of carers through their service, support and willingness to go the extra mile.

"It was something we did not expect and it's nice to be recognised," he said.

"The award is for every one of our bus drivers who all do a great job."

Topics:  carers week, crisps coaches, stanthorpe



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