Watermark Hotel celebrate 10 years of quality support
On Monday 21st January, the Watermark Hotel in Glenelg hosted 250 Camp Quality children impacted by cancer and their families for a very special dinner where they could make happy memories not centred on sickness. The dinner marked the tenth anniversary of the hotel's support.
Owners of the Watermark Hotel, father and son duo Russell and David Elmes started their annual dinner hoping to return 'Kid-ness' – the very essence of being a kid – to children facing cancer. At the dinner, families enjoyed a buffet meal and quality time together as a break from the rigours of cancer treatment.
David Elmes says the hotel remains dedicated to ensuring that laughter is the best medicine for kids growing up with cancer.
“Supporting this amazing charity has become part of our culture, every staff member and many of our customers have embraced Camp Quality as their Charity of Choice”, he says.
Camp Quality CEO, Kylea Tink, says community support is essential as we are reliant on the donations of everyday Australians to deliver programs and services.
“Given our size and profile many people assume Camp Quality receives significant funding from Federal or State Government, but sadly this is not the case,” Kylea says.
“This really is quite extraordinary in todays terms and while it does make it challenging, it also testifies to the passion and belief that those in the community have for the work we do.”
“Ultimately, through our fundraising, we aim to be there for children and their families from the first experience of cancer through every stage - in hospital, at home, at school and away from it all – which means that in any given year we can be trying to reach and support somewhere around 80,000 children!” Kylea says.
During the 10 year partnership, the hotel have donated 2,000 dinners to Camp Quality families and raised more than $375,000! We can't thank them enough!
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