THE Lismore Neighbourhood Centre received a very special gift today: a new car to use for their driver assist programs, happily donated by City Toyota.

City Toyota handed over the keys to a dark green Corolla sedan to Jenni Beetson-Mortimer, CEO of the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre earlier today, and the team at the Centre couldn't be happier.

The new car will help to continue the work of the centre with two of their programs, Volunteers on the Road, which helps the African refugees in the area with their driving skills, and the Young Driver Assist Program, which helps young people complete the required 120 hours of supervised driving needed to obtain a licence.

Mrs Beetson-Mortimer said the centre had been in talks with City Toyota for a while about the need for this kind of service, and were exceptionally grateful to the team for the donated car.

"They've really supported us," said Mrs Beetson-Mortimer.

Hezron Tomor, a member of the local African community, has been in Lismore for four years, and with the help of the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, managed to get his licence two years ago, which he said benefited his life in the community, and as a family man, enormously.



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