New Hope helps local kids stay safe

17 September 2014

Safety was a major focus of the Oakey C&K Community Preschool and Kindergarten’s Children’s Bike Ride and Sustainability Festival this year, thanks to a donation from the New Hope Group.

Held annually, this year’s Sustainability Festival included a bike ride along Stanley Street, Oakey.

C&K Director Janette Quince said the Festival had been a great success, raising around $2000 for the centre.  

“This is the third year that we have held the Festival, and we had more than 200 people attend,” she said.

“New Hope helped us to provide a bright orange C&K t-shirt for high visibility for the bike ride participants.

“There is a river right near us, so we need to be very safety conscious and the t-shirts made a nice sustainable gift for the children that they can wear again.

“We also wanted to show families how to have fun together as a unit without having to spend oodles of money.”

New Acland General Manager Andrew McDonald said New Hope was pleased to assist C&K with their safety and fundraising initiatives.

“Like C&K, we also have a strong emphasis on safety at the mine, which includes both employees and visitors wearing a full suite of personal protective equipment including high visibility clothing,” he said.

“As a company, we are always pleased to partner with local community organisations to deliver long-term community benefits.”