Biggen­den cadets re­warded for vol­un­teer­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

PCYC Emer­gency Ser­vices Biggen­den cadets can look for­ward to be­ing part of a host of ac­tiv­i­ties at Re­wards Week on the Gold Coast in late Septem­ber.

Kayla Flana­gan, Fiona Gethings, Ge­of­frey Imoff and their co-or­di­na­tor Moira Thomp­son have been re­warded for work­ing 140 hours or more of vol­un­teer­ing in their com­mu­ni­ties.

Moira Thomp­son said of the 10 cadet groups in Queens­land, it was an enor­mous achieve­ment for Biggen­den to be up there among the win­ners.

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing the Re­ward Week with my cadets, meet­ing other adult lead­ers and just cel­e­brat­ing the huge ef­fort young peo­ple are mak­ing in their com­mu­ni­ties.

“It is so good that the State Govern­ment backs and sup­ports the cadet pro­gram.

“This con­fi­dence will help grow self-es­teem and en­sure that young peo­ple of to­day will be lead­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties to­mor­row.”

Kayla Flana­gan said go­ing to Re­wards Week was a good thing. “It’s a chance I won’t get again.”

Fiona Gethings and Ge­of­frey Imoff, who both travel down from Gayn­dah each week, are also look­ing for­ward to learn­ing new skills.

State co-or­di­na­tor Jen­nie Schoff said 71 vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties have been com­pleted across the state and “that proves our cadets and adult mem­bers are amaz­ing”.

“I am proud of all the cadet lo­ca­tions who have em­braced the re­ward and recog­ni­tion pro­gram; the work you have com­pleted is sim­ply amaz­ing,” she said. “You are cer­tainly em­bed­ding a vol­un­teer ethos in our cadets.

“I am so very proud of each and ev­ery cadet and adult mem­ber who has vol­un­teered in their com­mu­ni­ties.”

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

RE­WARDED: PCYC ES cadets at Biggen­den Fiona Gethings, Ge­of­frey Imoff, Kayla Flana­gan and co-or­di­na­tor Moira Thomp­son are off to Re­wards Week.

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