NT Government Grant hits the spot for kids impacted by cancer
In the July school holidays, Camp Quality flew in four specially trained volunteers from NSW and SA to ensure kids in the Northern Territory didn’t miss out on the opportunity to experience an awesome Combo Camp this year. The action packed five day adventure was created for patients and siblings 5 to 13 years impacted by cancer.
On the first day all the kids and volunteers met at the Palmerton Water Park and travelled to Katherine via the Adelaide River before arriving at Manbulloo Homestead, a working cattle property and hideaway on the banks of the Katherine River and was the group’s destination.
The Homestead provided the perfect base for the next four days to enjoy a variety of activities around Katherine including Marksies Outback Bush Tucker, bush walking in the stunning Edith Falls, graffiti art, a funky roller skating disco, Katherine Show, Cutta Cutta Caves. There was also a celebratory dinner at Big Fig for children turning 13 years, who were graduating from Camp Quality.
“It was such a thrill to see the kids and our volunteers thoroughly enjoying the camp program and accepting every challenge we set. We must have made an impression because on day two at our Roller Disco a local noticed our group and wanted to donate to the cause on the spot! She wouldn't allow me to provide her with a receipt, all she wanted was for our volunteers to know that she saw first-hand the difference that we were having on kids impacted by cancer and she just wanted to show her support”.
Vanessa Bullman, Recreation Program Delivery Manager
A huge thank you to our amazing camp sponsor, the Northern Territory Government. We couldn’t have achieved this program without the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) – Community Organisation Grants Program generous support and the wonderful dedication of our selfless volunteers from across Australia.
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