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Safe With Age Volunteers Farewelled

Last week, staff from Christchurch City Council and the Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) reluctantly said goodbye to their two volunteer providers of the Safe with Age programme.

June McCallum and Christine Treeby are the mother and daughter team who have been running Safe with Age courses for four years, since the programme started in Christchurch in 1998.

Safe with Age is run by volunteer providers who help older people to improve their road safety and driving skills. The courses were developed by the LTSA, and Christchurch City Council co-ordinates and provides support for the Christchurch courses.

Christchurch City Council Road Safety Coordinator Susan Cambridge says that June and Christine have put a huge amount of work into the Safe with Age programme in Christchurch, and that they have not only delivered the courses to an excellent standard but have also raised a lot of awareness and promoted them.

"Their involvement in Safe with Age is a classic example of community development, and an inspiration to others to improve their driving and find out more"' says Cambridge.

June and Christine are moving to North Auckland to be close to their family. They say that they might get involved in Safe with Age up there once they get established.

"We have really enjoyed doing it. Working with the people in classes was the most enjoyable part. We had a lot of fun in the classes, and being able to laugh about things together made our communication a lot easier", says June.

Christchurch City Council and the LTSA are now looking for a new provider (or team of providers), to run Safe with Age courses in Christchurch. The courses, which are four hours long, run every fortnight. Anyone interested in being trained to run courses should contact Susan Cambridge on ph: 332 2722.

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