NEW OPPORTUNITIES: With the car donated by Cheap Cars Toowoomba are (from left) manager of Cheap Cars Toowoomba Les Hollist, car recipient Justin Waldie, and Lifeline Darling Downs CEO Derek Tuffield. Picture: Bev Lacey
NEW OPPORTUNITIES: With the car donated by Cheap Cars Toowoomba are (from left) manager of Cheap Cars Toowoomba Les Hollist, car recipient Justin Waldie, and Lifeline Darling Downs CEO Derek Tuffield. Picture: Bev Lacey

Car donation helps turn young man’s life around

AFTER struggling with his mental health, 19-year-old Justin Waldie received a free car, courtesy of Cheap Cars Toowoomba, to help him get his life on track.

The 2006 Kia Cerato is the eighth car Cheap Cars Toowoomba has donated to the community through Lifeline Darling Downs.

Justin's new car: Justin has a new car thanks to genreous donation from Cheap Cars Toowoomba
Justin's new car: Justin has a new car thanks to genreous donation from Cheap Cars Toowoomba

Lifeline Darling Downs CEO Derek Tuffield said Mr Waldie was a worthy recipient.

"I know for Justin it's exciting to receive such a beautiful car," Mr Tuffield said.

"It's life changing. Most of the people we've donated cars to have said it's changed their life and helped them get to the doctors, helped them get children to preschool and helped them get jobs.

"We're hoping this will help Justin secure employment going forward and help change his life well into the future."

 

 

Mr Waldie said he felt blessed to be given a car.

"I was struggling with a lot of mental health issues at home and I decided I had to turn my life around and make new changes," he said.

"Derek decided I would be a worthy recipient since I was trying to get my life back on track, but I couldn't attend things like job interviews that would really help me to continue to progress forward.

"Having an opportunity like this is absolutely brilliant and I couldn't be more thankful."

Cheap Cars Toowoomba manager Les Hollist said it was about giving back to the community.

"Our yard isn't about making huge money, it's about giving back to our community," he said.

"Because that's where most of our cars get sold, within our community, so we like to give back."