Georgina Josephine Foundation selected as Downer Road Services FY2017 charity partner

The Georgina Josephine Foundation is proud to announce it has been selected as the 2017 Financial Year charity partner for Downer’s Road Services business.

Downer Road Services is one of Australia’s largest non-government owned road infrastructure business, operating and maintaining more than 40,000 kilometres of road across the country.

“The Georgina Josephine Foundation is focused on education, awareness and prevention of Low Speed Run-Over accidents and as our teams work with and around low speed vehicles and plant each day, we’re delighted to partner with the Foundation this year to profile and reinforce the importance of safety around vehicles,” said Dante Cremasco, Executive General Manager, Downer Road Services.

“Over the year, our 3,000 employees in the Road Services business will see and hear directly from Peter and Emma Cockburn in many major cities across Australia, participate in vehicle safety training and briefings, and will also run initiatives to help with fundraising for the Foundation,” added Mr Cremasco.

“Our partnership with Downer Road Services is a great opportunity to raise awareness and promote change to prevent Low Speed Run-Over Accidents” said Emma Cockburn, Co-Founder of the Foundation.

The Foundation will also be involved in other initiatives such as development of training materials, and working with regulatory agencies to promote strategies that may prevent such accidents. Low Speed Run Over Accidents can occur to anyone at any time. In the period 2001-2010 an average of 7 children (aged 0-14) died, and 60 seriously injured each year (Source: BITRE: Child pedestrian safety: ‘driveway deaths’ and ‘low-speed vehicle run-overs’, Australia 2001-10). This is one avenue to promote our message of Keeping Children Safe around vehicles.

For comments or queries regarding this please call Emma Cockburn on 0427424615.