Last week Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO visited the Remote Laundries project in Casuarina to meet the team and learn about plans to expand the project further in remote NT.
“To have someone of the Administrator’s calibre visit and offer words of endorsement is important in driving support for the work we do. On a project level, to have the Her Honour really understand the benefits and potential of the Remote Laundries project is a huge boost to the staff who work hard to make their project a success” said AIG CEO Liz Morgan-Brett.
This is the second time we’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Administrator who already supports the Remote Laundries project by stocking our Remote Laundries branded bottled water at Government House for events held there.
During her visit Her Honour was interested in learning about current operations of the project and plans for new laundries in Ngukurr, Yarralin, Gunbalunya, Umbakumba and Bickerton Island.
“Her Honour is always very generous about speaking of programs and services that have tangible benefits to meet real needs. Her Honour explained her belief that the Remote Laundries project is making a real difference and that it should be rolled out across the NT” said Liz. “Obviously we whole heartedly agree with Her Honour, and it was nice to hear the project being talked about in such as positive way.”
Her Honour was offered a tour of the laundry facility and spent a generous amount of time with laundry employees Russel, Sam and Cameron talking about how they came to be employed, the value of their employment and the value of the laundry to the Aboriginal community in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
Her Honour knows the northern regions of the NT intimately and travels extensively, so to have her endorsement on our objectives of fighting disease and improving quality of life through washing was a real boost the project and the whole organisation and we thank her for her time and enthusiasm in our work.