Call for am­bas­sadors

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Photo by MAR­TINE COT­TON

Get­ting in­volved: last year’s am­bas­sadors Cayla Jane Kouy­oumt­zoglou, Mark Bay­ron and Kate Shrimp­ton

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