Royal Wolf has strengthened its relationship with the Red Cross and Galiwin’ku Community by gifting a minicube container for the Red Cross’ Baby Hub.
The Red Cross had the eight-foot shipping container on hire for eight years before it was officially gifted to the Red Cross for Galiwin’ku in November.
The shipping container is used for safe storage as part of the community’s Baby Hub, a “comfortable and safe environment” to treat babies suffering from failure to thrive (malnutrition) and anaemia.
There, parents can access information on nutrition, health and parenting practice and skills, as well as weigh and measure their babies. Local Indigenous community-controlled health organisations are also able to check on the babies and follow up with parents, and midwives can work with pregnant women.
The Hub also offers guidance on cooking, sewing and “all sorts” of workshops.
“This is a really worthy cause. They’re doing great work and we’re proud to be part of helping this to continue,” says Leslie Liddle, Royal Wolf Branch Manager Darwin, NT.
“It’s fantastic that one of our products is able to offer such a variety of assistance – storage, security, longevity.
“At Royal Wolf, we are keen to help and support communities where we can.”
PROVIDING SPACE AND STORAGE
The shipping container is used to store large amounts of women’s hygiene products for new mums, as well as women and girls within the community. It also stores nappies, baby clothes and sewing machines.
“Without the container, we wouldn’t be able to do this – we need to store incredible amounts of these products,” says Jennifer Dally, Red Cross Regional and Emergency Services Manager.
“It allows us to free up space inside the [Baby Hub] house for activities, so it’s an extremely important part of our set up, and it’s secure and kept clinically clean as these products need to be stored in that type of environment.”
PREVENTING THEFT IN A ROYAL WOLF
Located 550km north-east of Darwin, the Baby Hub is in a very remote area of the Northern Territory, where safety and security of the shipping container are critical.
From extreme weather conditions to break-in attempts, Royal Wolf’s minicube shipping container has withstood the lot.
“It’s been a godsend. We’ve had bolts and padlocks cut off when people have tried to break in, and also some vandalism, but the container has held up and kept all our products safe,” says Jennifer Dally.
In addition, the container is termite-proof, which is vital in this region.
“The minicube shipping container is made of solid steel, so there is no wooden floor. That is a great thing for this area because of termites. They will eat through a wooden floor if the site is not prepared correctly and inspected regularly,” says Leslie Liddle.
Royal Wolf has been providing container solutions for the Red Cross Baby Hub and their contractors for over eight years, including for storage, temporary kitchens and office spaces