Bathurst's Driver Reviver a success thanks to volunteers

CUPPA?: CWA Bathurst Branch's Dorothy McNeill and Joy Press with Victorian man Stephen McKenzie-McHarg. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 041717pbdriver1

CUPPA?: CWA Bathurst Branch's Dorothy McNeill and Joy Press with Victorian man Stephen McKenzie-McHarg. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 041717pbdriver1

THERE was an awful lot of banter at Bathurst’s Driver Reviver stop on Monday as motorists stopped in for a cuppa on their way home.

Country Women’s Association (CWA) Bathurst Branch members and Raglan Rural Fire Brigade crews manned the stop at Morse Park from Thursday to Monday across the Easter long weekend.

CWA’s Joy Press said the two groups do not get paid for giving up their long weekend, and said they volunteer their time to give back to the community.

Among those who dropped in for a cuppa was Victorian man Stephen McKenzie-McHarg, and in the few minutes he was there talk turned from US President Donald Trump, to auctions and traffic.

“It’s very convenient because you can easily get back on the freeway,” he said of why he always stops at driver reviver sites during his travels.

Mr McKenzie-McHarg commended the volunteers for giving up their long weekend to keep the driver reviver open.

It’s very convenient because you can easily get back on the freeway. - Victorian man Stephen McKenzie-McHarg said of driver reviver stops

“I think the younger generation could learn a lot from the older generation,” he said.

By mid afternoon on Monday, more than 430 people had visited the Bathurst Driver Reviver.

Good Friday was the peak day with 192 people dropping in for a cuppa.

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