On Saturday 9 March, our TransitCare clients, board members, local Councillors, staff, volunteers and special guests came together at the Logan Entertainment Centre to celebrate 25 years of service to our community. We were also delighted that our Founder, the late Ann Langley’s daughter Theresa Langley and her grandson Trent (photo attached) were able to attend in Ann’s honour.
During the evening, we reflected how Ann had the vision to form a support and transportation group for people with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). The Logan and Albert North Disability Services (LANDS) was “born” in 1994 and within a short time vehicles had been purchased, volunteer drivers found and community transport was up and running in Logan. LANDS was officially rebranded to TransitCare Ltd in 2012 to better reflect the organisation’s service offering and future plans.
From our humble beginnings, a lot of hard work and the many people who gave selflessly of their time, the company has grown into Queensland’s leading Community Transport Service.
“Our community has trusted us every day for the past 25 years, to look after them, to get them to their appointments or to the shops, the chemists or to visit family and friends or to attend one of our social support trips.”
“They provide support, they provide assistance to and from the door, and they watch to see if there are any signs that require further attention and or intervention. Our employees and volunteers treat our clients like they would their own parents or family members.”
“Many of our clients call our drivers their Angels,” said Chief Executive Officer, Terry O’Toole.
“Now, 25 years later, we send out approximately 52 vehicles daily, providing nearly 800 trips a day every day. We are fast approaching 200,000 trips annually and travel over two million kilometres each year.
“We have also been very fortunate to have long standing supporters at every level of government and in the business community. Queensland Ambulance Service has been a supporter for the entire 25 years as well.”
Thank you to all of the members of our community from our local Councillors to Members of Parliament and local businesses who came along to help us celebrate.