Gladfield Driver Reviver Stop volunteers Val Gray, Margaret and Tom Byrant are three of many volunteers helping out on the long weekend.
Gladfield Driver Reviver Stop volunteers Val Gray, Margaret and Tom Byrant are three of many volunteers helping out on the long weekend. Gerard Walsh

Reviver volunteers talk to traveller for three hours

ONE traveller drove from Melbourne to Queensland at the weekend and told Gladfield Driver Reviver volunteers they were the first such stop he had come across.

"He said ours was the first driver reviver open,” Margaret Bryant said.

"Three families asked us where the sunflowers were and we said the majority were not in flower yet.”

She and husband Tom have been volunteering at the Gladfield Driver Reviver Stop for 24 years.

Val Gray is long-time volunteer who started doing the 6-9pm shift.

He said a driver from the Gold Coast called in at the Gladfield Driver Reviver at the weekend and was agitated due to family problems.

"She was travelling to the Sydney area and we talked to her for three hours, she wasn't fit to drive right through,” Mr Gray said.

"The lady agreed to stay the night in the Warwick area before travelling on. She was a lot less agitated after she left the driver reviver.”

The trio said they meet people from Bangladesh, Birmingham in England and a woman from Israel as well as many Aussies travelling at the weekend.

Volunteer names are already on the roster for Easter and the end of the first term school holidays.



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