Sodexo supports road safety awareness in Gove

Sodexo supports road safety awareness in Gove

Pictured from Left to right – Tracy Hammill (Nhulunbuy Primary School Principal), Rachael Talau (Property Assistant), Keti Fevaleaki (Assistant Village Manager), Hector the Cat and Bevan Moller (Maintenance Manager)

The Sodexo Team at Gove House led by the Town Services Manager Angela Schrider,  sponsored the local Primary School’s “Walk to School Safely Day” on Friday 18th May. Sodexo was on the scene promoting road safety and donating 500 pieces of fresh fruit for the event. 

Hector the Cat, the Northern Territory’s Road Safety Mascot who travels across the Territory raising awareness about road safety, made an appearance. Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual national event and all Primary School children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.

Now in its nineteenth year, the event promotes regular walking, public transport, reduced car-dependency, cleaner air, improved diets and road safety, to primary school children through-out Australia. Events like this in Nhulunbuy are coordinated through the Nhulunbuy Corporation, which is headed by the Community Engagement Facilitator, Michael Rogers, who was first to approach the Team at Gove House and raise awareness of this event. Michael, with the assistance of the Sodexo Team, coordinated the delivery and distribution of the fruit to all willing participants.

Principal Tracy Hammill commented “It is great that a local company like Sodexo is able to support the local community in this way. Thank you!”