Media Alert: Nrma Presentation Of Road Safety Grants

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11th October 2010, 02:54pm - Views: 1442
Media Alert: NRMA Presentation of Road Safety Community Grants

Monday 11 October 2010: Nine organisations throughout NSW and the ACT will receive an NRMA Safer Driving School Road Safety Grant this week to help fund important road safety initiatives.

Monday, 11 October

4:00pm, 1st Elanora Heights Scouts Group, $1,000 Address: Elanora Scouts Hall, Billarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen, NSW

NRMA Director Geoff Toovey will present the 1st Elanora Scouts Group with a $1,000 grant for a 'Ride to Survive' project aimed at increasing cyclist safety. Scouts in uniform will be present.

Tuesday, 12 October

10:30am, St Benedict's Primary School, $1,000
Address: 839 Main Rd, Edgeworth, NSW, 2285 - (Media to meet at administration)

NRMA Director Kyle Loades will present St Benedict's Primary School with a $1,000 grant for a "Singing Cyclist" specialist music teacher to work with the children who ride bikes to and from school. The "Singing Cyclist" and children will be present.

10:30am, Grafton High School, $5,000
Location: Mary Street, Grafton, NSW 2460 - (Media to meet at administration)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Mario Napoli will present the Grafton Community of Schools with a $5,000 grant for a whole day, risk-prevention program called "Roadwhyz" for all Year 10/11 students at Grafton High Schools. L and P-platers are the focus.

Thursday, 14 October

10:30am, Lismore City Council, $5,000
Location: Lismore Bus Depot, 76 Military Road, Lismore, NSW 2480
(Entrance off Southern Cross University)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Mario Napoli will present Lismore City Council with a $5,000 grant for its Lismore Late Nighter bus service which operates every Saturday night to provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective transport option. *Photo opportunity with the bus available at the bus depot.

9:30am U3A Sapphire Coast, $1,500
Location: NRMA Country Service Centre, Shop 6, Merimbula Plaza, 20-30 Market Street, Merimbula, NSW 2548 - (Media to meet at reception)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Ron Collins will present U3A Sapphire Coast President Mrs Judith Reid with a $1,500 grant for a local older driver safety program. The "Senior Moment" project will utilise the NRMA "Years Ahead" program for older drivers as well as other local agencies providing information of relevance to older road users. *Margaret Bailey and Clare Miller from the Merimbula CSC will attend.

11:00am, Bombala Shire Council, $1,000 Address: Caveat St, Bombala, NSW 2632 - (Media to meet at reception)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Ron Collins will present Bombala Mayor Cr. Bob Stewart with a $1,000 grant to produce a television commercial that shows road safety and road fatalities to be no laughing matter. Students from the local high school's drama club will help produce and act in the advertisement.

Friday, 15 October

11:30am, Carlton Full of Joy Playgroup road safety certificate presentation Address: Full of Joy Playgroup, 34 Park Road, Carlton, NSW 2218

Carlton Full of Joy Playgroup has received their $2,500 grant. Today the children will demonstrate their road safety awareness and receive their road safety certificates from NRMA Safer Driving School Representative Peta Lemon.

9:30am, Lanyon High School, $1,000
Address: Heidelberg Street, Conder, ACT 2906 - (Media to meet at administration)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Ron Collins will present a $1,000 grant to Lanyon High School for an in-school education program and support for ACT students to attend the Youth and Road Trauma Forum in Sydney.

The Sydney forum exposes students to real-life situations and enables them to see how traumatic decisions arise from poor decisions that are made on the road. Students will be present.

11:00am, Wanniassa High School, $1,000
Address: Wheeler Crescent, Wanniassa, ACT 2903 - (Media to meet at the reception for the Senior Campus.)

NRMA Local Regional Manager Ron Collins will present a $1,000 grant to Wanaissa High School for the purchase of fatal vision goggles as part of an integrated road safety program for young drivers.

Students with fatal vision goggles will be present.

Kimberly Rigby
0439 133 215

SOURCE: NRMA Motoring & Services

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