ACT operator shows support


Queanbeyan-based bus operator Qcity Transit assists in raising brain cancer awareness

Australian Capital Territory bus operator Qcity Transit is helping raise awareness of cancer and the need for more funding and research to combat it.

Colourfully designed advertising on the rear of two Qcity buses has been applied directing people to websites where they can learn more about and contribute to the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund.

The two buses will operate in Cooma, Yass and throughout the Canberra and Queanbeyan region with school pickups, drop offs and some school charter trips.

A grand unveiling of the buses saw Senator Zed Seselja met with QCity Transit depot manager Steve Bushby at his Queanbeyan depot to showcase the design in July.

"Dainere was an inspiration and a credit to our community," Seselja says.

"She showed me that your age was no barrier when it came to getting involved and helping others

"I’m honoured to be part of the Qcity bus campaign and look forward to seeing the buses around our local area."

Busby says he is thrilled to be able to assist in raising awareness in the community about the need for more research into paediatric brain cancer by having the designs feature on its vehicles and is just a small way QCity Transit can help.

QCity Transit operates mostly school runs, carrying more than 6,500 children across the ACT bus network every day and is also the largest provider of passenger and school buses in Southern New South Wales.

Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund was created after Dainere Anthoney, 16, of Gungahlin was diagnosed with a brain tumour in early 2009 and passed away in 2013.

Following her diagnosis, Anthoney embarked on a mission to increase awareness of the disease by publishing books about the illness and was posthumously named as the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2013.

All funds raised by the campaign go directly to Paediatric Brain Tumour Research at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Kids Cancer Centre in Sydney and the campaign will run indefinitely on the buses.

One person is diagnosed with paediatric brain cancer every five hours and is the number one cancer killer of children in Australia.

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