Ten-Pin bowling

Somerville organizes a number of social activities each year. These events help contribute to the family atmosphere and enjoyable work environment that in turn reflects in the high standard of service provided to our clients and the people we support. This month staff got together for some team rivalry at the local bowling alley. 

Bowling 1

Bowling 2

Deckchair Cinema Fundraiser Stall

The City of Darwin Disability Awareness Festival aims to promote access to all community events for people with a disability. One of the events was at the Deckchair Cinema. Somerville staff prepared cakes and sweets and made them available on the night to raise money for Disability Services. 

Photo: Somerville Managers Kerry Boswell, Bonnie Solly and Allison O’Connor manning the cake stall at the Deckchair Cinema. 

Deckchair cinema stall

Seniors Expo

Somerville Community Services staff attended Darwin’s very first Seniors Expo, held on the lawns of the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT. Staff manned one of 30 stalls at the Expo and provided handouts and information to seniors on our services and programs. The Expo was such a success that organisers are considering holding it again.

Seniors Expo 1

Seniors of Excellence NT Awards

Somerville vice-president Daphne Read has been presented with a 2015 Seniors of Excellence NT Award.

The award recognises and celebrates the voluntary contributions that people aged over 65 years make within our community.

Daphne was one of eleven amazing people that have served the community in so many ways, often for many years, as ‘quiet achievers’.

Congratulations Daphne and to the other ten recipients.

2015 Gran Fondo

In its fourth year, the Top End Gran Fondo invites competitive, amateur and recreational cyclists of all abilities to participate in a community cycling event that showcases the unique NT environment.

Six Somerville riders completed the 120km event and another completed a 50km Half-Fondo.  Another group of six also competed in the Mini-Fondo. Well done team.

Photo caption - Terri-Anne Dureau has now competed in all four Gran Fondos and was the first “Somervillian” home in a new personal best time.

Knitted blankets kindly donated to people in need

Somerville Katherine office has just received some wonderful presents from knit-one-give-one (KOGO).

KOGO consist of hundreds of volunteer knitters who make a whole range of items including scarves, beanies, blankets, adults’, children’s and babies’ clothing.

The finished items are passed onto organisations like Somerville who then distributes them to people in need such as those who are homeless, children at risk, remote indigenous communities, women in refuges and families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Thank you very much KOGO and all your volunteers.