ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala will be teaming up with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s educational truck, codenamed ‘Big Red’, to raise awareness about child safety in the Canberra region this weekend.
Constable Kenny — a well-known Canberra child safety mascot — will be attending several fetes over the next two weeks with Big Red, the first time the truck has been toured outside Queensland.
The events Constable Kenny will be attending with Big Red are:
2.30pm to 4pm — Telopea Park School fete, Barton
9.30 to 11am — Woden Valley Festival, Edison Park, Phillip
11.30am to 12.30pm — St. Thomas the Apostle Primary School Fete, Kambah
1 to 2pm — Mother Teresa, Holy Spirit and Good Shepherd fete, Harrison
11am to 12pm — Fraser Primary School fete, Fraser.
Along with viewing educational videos, members of the community attending any of the events will be able to purchase merchandise to help support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
The AFP and ACT Policing have been working with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation for some years to locally and nationally raise awareness of child protection and safety.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established by Bruce and Denise Morcombe following the disappearance of their son, Daniel, to promote a safer environment for children in Australia. Daniel was abducted and murdered on 7 December 2003 in Queensland. The theme ‘red’ symbolises the colour Daniel was last seen wearing.
More information about the Foundation can be found at danielmorcombe.com.au.