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32 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY 2017 Vanguard Laundry Services is Toowoomba’s only social enterprise commercial laun- dry service. “We change lives one wash at a time.” The brain child of Clubhouse Director, Luke Terry, whose delight in the day was palpable as he escorted donors, financiers, and other VIP guests around the facility. Vanguard was born from the decision by St Vincent de Paul Hospital to close rather than upgrade their laundry. It was at this point that Luke Terry saw a real opportunity for Toowoomba to have a laundry that would handle the hospital work, while providing a vital service to the community. Mr. Terry praised the Government and long list of supporters for getting the laundry project off the ground. "I love that Toowoomba has pulled this off. We have a major mental health I was relaxing at my desk one Thursday afternoon when out of the blue David Gillman of Girbau Australia phoned and asked “Shirley, what are you doing on Monday?” So being a quick-thinker I replied “I don’t know, David, what AM I doing next Monday?” And thus I was off to Toowoomba for the Official Opening of Vanguard Laundry Services by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Luke Terry (at right) is seen explaining the laundry plant to the P.M.
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