Katherine Morning Tea

Somerville program managers met with Katherine community members at our Annual Community Sector Morning Tea on Friday 2nd September 2016.

The event took place at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in Katherine and was attended by 60 guests from other community organisations in Katherine, members of the general community and members of Katherine’s government departments. 

Somerville Patron and Ambassador receive Seniors of Excellence Award

A huge congratulations to Valerie Ash AM (Somerville Patron) and Ron Burridge (Somerville Ambassador) who each received a ‘Seniors of Excellence Award’ at the Seniors of Excellence NT Awards. Each year these awards recognise community members who have volunteered substantially to charities, community services organisations, or who have personally provided meaningful assistance to citizens less able to help themselves.

Somerville disability service users participate in the 2016 Top End Gran Fondo

In its fifth 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.

Three of our disability service users, Matt Lucas, Louis Tam and Gavan Roe, were excited to participate in the community event.

Australian Business Awards 2016

Somerville are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as a Winner for the Employer of Choice award in The Australian Business Awards 2016.

Attracting and retaining quality staff is critical to fulfilling Somerville’s mission “to impact positively on the dignity and quality of life of people who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.”

It is an honour to receive this award and something our staff are very proud of.

Tour De Somerville

To encourage the community spirit between our staff, families and clients, we organised a 3.6km walk, run and ride for everyone to come together and enjoy an evening on the Nightcliff Foreshore.

Our participants were greeted with some much needed sustenance at the end of their journey, in addition to a participation medal, presented by CEO Vicki O’Halloran.

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