Luz Press, of Lismore, with  taxi driver Daryl Sten and her son Benjamin after putting forward her block Australia Day nomination for all Lismore Taxi Co-op drivers.
Luz Press, of Lismore, with taxi driver Daryl Sten and her son Benjamin after putting forward her block Australia Day nomination for all Lismore Taxi Co-op drivers. David Nielsen

Lismore Taxis Co-op nominated for Aus Day award

A GRATEFUL East Lismore woman has nominated Lismore Taxis Co-op Ltd for an Australia Day Award.

Luz Press is the mother of an 11-year-old boy with disabilities who is taken to and from Goonellabah Public School by Lismore Taxi drivers.

As well as helping her son, Benjamin, Mrs Press said she believed Lismore Taxis served the community well.

“Their services are available seven days, 24 hours, 365 days a year,” she said.

“Not many businesses offer that kind of service. And their drivers are always smiling and are happy to help with the groceries.”

“The drivers are so loyal to us and they do great things for our community.

“I wanted to nominate them for all that they do.

“It’s the first time I’ve nominated anybody for an Australia Day Award.”

Lismore Taxis president Rob Sands said he was surprised but pleased Mrs Press had nominated the co-op.

“Our drivers take a lot of children with various disabilities to and from school on a regular basis and they always go the extra mile when it comes to ensuring the safety and comfort of these special passengers,” he said.

“But often you don’t think anyone really appreciates what they do.

“It’s nice to get some recognition for their hard work.

“I would also like to commend the conduct of our drivers in looking after the senior members of our community.”

Lismore Taxis Co-op Ltd has 22 vehicles and approximately 50 drivers.


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