THE late volunteer community driver, Gloria Kathleen Floyd, has been remembered with the launch of a Great Community Transport car in her honour: Gloria's GO GO Mobile.
Mrs Floyd, who lived in Glenmore Park, died of cancer, aged 62, last December.
Great Community Transport operates in the Penrith and Blue Mountains regions, driving elderly people or those too ill to be able to transport themselves, to medical appointments, to shopping or other engagements.
Mrs Floyd's family, friends and colleagues formally launched Gloria's GO GO, Great Community's 24th vehicle, in a bitter-sweet ceremony on September 21.
Fellow driver Sherlyn Wilson of South Penrith said it was a lovely way to remember her colleague.
"Gloria was so bubbly, very jovial and always happy," Mrs Wilson said.
"She wanted to do something for the community; like me, which is why I'm a volunteer.
"I like driving the different clients and hearing their beautiful life stories."
Blaxland volunteer driver Nick Knezevic said he did it for the same reasons.
"I enjoy driving and it's interesting meeting a lot of people and listening to their stories," Mr Knezevic said.
Mrs Floyd's daughter, Fiona Place, said it was a great way to honour her mother.
"It shows that mum is still a part of Great Community Transport," Mrs Place said.
"She'd be so proud to have this car named after her."
Great Community Transport manager, Helen Walker, said they missed their colleague.
"Gloria was a great Great Community Transport volunteer," Mrs Walker said.
"She loved to help people; taking them shopping or on outings.
"Gloria also drove a lot of people to their cancer treatment.
"Little did she know she would go there for treatment herself one day."
Lindsay federal MP David Bradbury said it was a great tribute to Mrs Floyd and all volunteers.
"Volunteering is a form of philanthropy; it's giving time, instead of money," Mr Bradbury said.
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