23 July, 2012
The Luke Adams Foundation has been “Highly Commended” for Community Innovation by the Injury Control Council of Western Australia (ICCWA).
The Foundation with its slogan of “Respect and Responsibility” was established to eliminate violent and anti-social behaviour in the Western Australian community.
Luke Adams was himself a victim of community violence which left him with long term injuries. The Foundation operates on the premise that community violence is preventable and tackling the issue is the responsibility of the whole community.
The awards were presented by the Professor Fiona Wood, Director of the Royal Perth
Hospital Burns Unit and the Western Australia Burns Service and were held on Thursday 19th July at Tompkins Park Function Centre in Melville.
Kim Salomons accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation and said, “Its fantastic to
receive this recognition for the Foundation – we are working hard to overcome the issue of violence and anti-social behaviour in the community, and are passionate about sharing efforts and results with other community groups and organisations”.
Deborah Costello, ICCWA CEO said, “Congratulations to the Luke Adams Foundation for
their innovative approach to engaging with young people and developing programs based
around the interests of the community.”
ICCWA is the peak non-government not-for-profit organisation involved in injury prevention and the promotion of community safety in Western Australia. These awards are held annually and raise awareness about community safety and injury prevention and to recognise organisations taking extraordinary steps to make their community safer.
For further information contact ICCWA on 9420 7212 or visit www.iccwa.org.au.