Call for ambassadors
THE Leukaemia Foundation Mossman and District Show Ambassador Quest is on again to find out who will represent the charity and help raise awareness and money for the organisation.
Ambassadors assist the Leukaemia Foundation with their functions and help with fundraising and also get involved with the Mossman and District Show, to be held in July.
Entries are open to young locals aged between 12 and 30 years in categories of charity ambassador, youth ambassador and open ambassador, which is open to anyone over 18.
Organiser Deborah Katchel said there were also plenty of great prizes to be won.
“We’re looking for somebody who is enthusiastic about the work of a volunteer in general and have a sense of community and are able to get out there and meet with the public and promote different functions and events,” she said.
Last year’s ambassadors Mark Bayron and Kate Shrimpton said the experience was well worthwhile.
“The satisfaction you get through it, the experience in general was good enough for me and you get to see what not many people see about what the foundation does to raise money how it really helps others,” Mark said.
The most challenging moment for Mark was getting through the initial interview with a panel, while for Kate it was keeping organised.
“The time management, being able to coordinate school, work, dancing as well as Leukaemia Foundation duties was pretty hard but once you get it, it’s fun,” she said.
“Getting involved in the event was really fun, especially dressing up and running Lavender and Lace.
“It was great to put back into the community that’s given you so much, it will be exciting to see who comes next and I would tell them to take as much as you can from this opportunity.”
Each entrant is to be sponsored by a business or club. Applications can be found at R and C Fabrics in Mossman and the Mossman State High School and have to be in by next Friday, May 11 before the official Ambassador Quest launch on May 14. For more information contact Deborah Kachel on 0418 476 532.
Getting involved: last year’s ambassadors Cayla Jane Kouyoumtzoglou, Mark Bayron and Kate Shrimpton