CHERIE Raymond from Falcon, WA, has won Camp Quality’s “Gillard Volunteer Award” for her tireless work helping to create a better life for kids living with cancer in WA, coinciding with National Volunteer Week (May 12-18).
Cherie, 30, has volunteered with Camp Quality for ten years and is now a Camp Leader, where she plans specialised activities and coordinates other volunteers at Camp Quality’s resilience-building camps for children and their families living with cancer across the state.
Tegan Davies, Camp Quality’s Volunteer Advisor, said: “Cherie is one of the most positive people you could meet. She lives and breathes Camp Quality’s values of optimism, integrity and celebrating life. Her positivity is infectious and she particularly loves taking new volunteers to their first ever camp. After a decade of helping kids with cancer, we thought this award was well-deserved.”
The Gillard Volunteer Award, named after one of Camp Quality’s longest standing board members, is given out annually to one person per state who has gone the extra mile for children living with cancer.
The charity has over 2,500 volunteers nationwide, so competition is tough.
Together those volunteers donated approximately 300,000 hours to Camp Quality in the past year. The charity has just over one hundred staff so volunteers help it to save considerably on costs.
Camp Quality relies heavily on volunteers and currently receives no government funding.
To support Camp Quality to help create a better life for every child living with cancer in WA, please visit www.campquality.org.au
Photo Source: Mandurah Mail
Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.