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