NSW reviver stop welcomed

Volunteers Cheryl Nyland and Jan Blanch give Brad Bullock and Jasmin Hammant a coffee.
Volunteers Cheryl Nyland and Jan Blanch give Brad Bullock and Jasmin Hammant a coffee. Blainey Woodham

BRAD Bullock and Jasmin Hammant were only two hours into their journey to Sydney when they decided to "stop, revive, survive" at the Yelgun Driver Reviver.

The Logan Village couple, like many of their fellow travellers, were taking the "stop every two hours" advice to heart in a bid to ensure they arrived safely at their destination.

When we visited the Yelgun Driver Reviver on Wednesday, the two volunteers staffing the Brunswick-Mullumbimby Lions Club service van, Cheryl Nyland and Jan Blanch, were flat out distributing free cups of Bushells tea and biscuits to weary travellers intent on, well, reviving their spirits.

"The traffic was heavy on the drive down from Brisbane and through the Gold Coast and we both found it tiring so it was a welcome sight when we saw the Driver Reviver signs along the highway," Mr Bullock said.

"Just to get out, stretch the legs and have a cup of tea is just so revitalising."

The Yelgun Driver Reviver is one of 80 across NSW where volunteers work four-hour shifts to do their bit to keep drivers awake and alert on their journeys.

"We do good business throughout the day and night," Mrs Nyland said.

Most volunteers at the Yelgun Driver Reviver are members of Brunswick-Mullumbimby Lions Club - Mrs Nyland is zone chairman and Mrs Blanch a View Club member.

They and their fellow volunteers are proud of their work, helping ensure travellers arrive safely at destinations.

Topics:  driver reviver driving

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