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A wheel gift . . . South Canterbury Victim Support's Kelly Katene and Senior Sergeant Dylan Murray (right) accept the keys to the new Victim Support car from Trustpower communications manager Ashleigh Christensen.

South Canterbury Victim Support has wheels.

The organisation received the car from Trustpower last week.

Victim Support’s Kelly Katene said the car, which is one of 38 ex-Trustpower vehicles that have been given by the company to various organisations, would make a “real difference” for the 24/7 service.

“[We will be able to] be more responsive to victims and manage training and community activities spread out across a wide area.”

Victim Support provides free emotional and practical support, information and referrals to other support services for all victims who seek the organisation’s support.

The car was officially handed over on Thursday.

Trustpower communications adviser Ashleigh Christensen said the vehicle donations were just one way the business supported the communities it operated in. It also held the annual Trustpower community awards.

Mrs Katene was looking forward to using the car for her work.

Trustpower provides community organisations with vehicles that have reached 100,000km or are three years old. It also pays for the organisation’s car signage costs, and a $250 petrol voucher.