Mum on mission to save kids from parking danger
WOODCREST College teacher Luise Manning has made an infomercial to raise awareness among parents about the issues surrounding low speed vehicle roll-overs.
Ms Manning, a mother who lives in Springfield Lakes, is determined to do something about the large number of LSVRO incidents that have occurred.
Between 1999 and 2009 there were 1611 incidents in Queensland where children up to the age of 15 were hospitalised, with Queensland recording three incidents a week.
She was motivated to start her campaign after an incident involving her own daughter Abbeny.
"I first wrote a book called Hold my Hand to help my little girl stay safe in carparks," she said.
"She pulled out of my hand in a busy carpark and ran. It could easily have ended in a tragedy because she ran behind two parked cars.
"That's when I said to my husband that I was going to write a book for her to teach her how to stay safe."
Ms Manning raised funds in her local community and made an infomercial about issues surrounding LSVROs that was screened at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School last night.
"It was finished on October 13...and then it goes live. It is ready to launch on YouTube," she said.
"We had to shoot the international celebrities and the actresses and it takes a bit of time.
"Sam Hardgrave from Riverview is in it. She has been in Subway commercials before and she stars as the angel.
"Sarah Reinking is from Mt Ommaney and she does a lot of theatre for Harvest Rain. She plays the mum."
Ms Manning's daughter Abbeny is also in the infomercial as is Queensland Reds prop Ben Daley who plays the part of the dad.
Ms Manning also has a window sticker that she has produced with a graphic artist that has the slogan "Hand on the car. Stay where you are" on it. Her safety slogan is "Know where your kids are when you move the car".
The focus of Ms Manning's campaign is to raise awareness among parents about the issue of LSVROs and to teach safe behaviours to young children in the 1-4 age group through repetition.
- There were 1611 LSVRO incidents between 1999 and 2009 in Queensland where children were hospitalised.
- In Queensland there are three incidents each week.
- It is vital for parents to know where their children are
- Luise Manning has made an infomercial on the issue