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Helping families in need this holiday season

Posted on December 11th, 2017

Transurban Queensland has proudly partnered with Australia’s CEO Challenge to support women and children spending this holiday season living in crisis accommodation as a result of domestic and family violence.

This month, Transurban employees filled 55 school backpacks with stationary, gifts, lunchboxes and other items to help families in need prepare for the new school year. Australia’s CEO Challenge will deliver the backpacks in time for Christmas to children aged between 5 and 14 years old who are temporarily living across five independent refuges around Brisbane.

Australia’s CEO Challenge Partnerships Coordinator Lorraine Adams said Christmas was one of the busiest times for domestic violence shelters.

“We are so grateful for this donation and the ongoing commitment Transurban Queensland has made to this important issue,” Ms Adams said.

“By contributing these backpacks, Transurban Queensland is helping to bring some normality back to the lives of children and families who are likely to be feeling extremely confused and unsettled.”

Transurban Queensland Public Affairs Manager Ruth Moody said Transurban was committed to supporting families in need in the community.

“We’re proud to be supporting this important cause and helping to bring some joy to families who will be spending the holidays in crisis accommodation,” Mrs Moody said.

“Our employees have come together to donate hundreds of much-needed school resources to help families prepare for the new school year.”

Australia’s CEO Challenge is a charity that supports the business sector to help break the silence surrounding domestic violence. For more information visit australiasceochallenge.org.

Photo caption: (l-R) Australia’s CEO Challenge Partnerships Coordinator Lorraine Adams, TQ Public Affairs manager Ruth Moody, TQ Human Resources Advisor Radhika Kantaria and CEO Challenge Programs and Partnerships Manager Matt Pronger.