More than 260 people attended the Life Education Gala Dinner in Darwin to celebrate 30 years of Life Education in the Northern Territory. Around $40,000 was raised on the night, which will see the Territory team travel to more remote communities next year.
Life Education Australia CEO, David Ballhausen and Life Education NSW CEO Kellie Sloane both attended the event and enjoyed the experience of some remote travel, delivering the Life Eduction program in the Northern Territory.
Life Education NT Chair, Bec Forrest said it has been an incredible few years for the NT team and we couldn’t be happier with how our 30th year went.
“Our goal at the start of the year was to reach 30 remote communities and almost 20,000 kids across the NT - and I’m not talking about travelling 20 minutes down the road and ticking a box. Our amazing team have travelled more than 50,000km to deliver the program in the remote areas of Uluru, Alice Springs, Gove and remote islands across the Top End - Harold enjoyed the swim!”
“To reach the end of the year and bring all of our long time supporters together for our Gala Dinner celebration was the best way to wrap up our year and thank all of our hard working staff, board, volunteers and corporate partners for their support,” she said.
But that’s not all the good news Life Education NT have to share. The Northern Territory Fire & Rescue Service have gifted the NT team a fire truck which will be fitted out into a Life Education van for remote use. So now the kids have double the fun as a fire truck and Life Education will visit them.
Other activities that took place to celebrate 30 years was a Happy Healthy Harold mascot party in the park with all of Harolds friends, holiday programs, Lífe Education NT as the recipients for the Darwin Carols by Candlelight event in December and locking in its first ever Corporate Partners, Fleet Choice NT.
“We’ve had 30 amazing years in the NT and look forward to the next 30!” Bec said.