Originally Published: February 1994
It’s all systems go for Camp Quality on the Tweed 1994 with seven weeks remaining until the camp for children suffering from cancer gets underway on April 3.
Despite the problems of planning such a camp, publicity officer Ray Murdoch said it had not taken long to organise because the community had been quick to pitch in.
Support was pledged at a meeting last week at the camp venue, the Smokehouse Complex, Tweed Heads.
Two chefs, one from Mullumbimby and another from Mudgeeraba, volunteered to cook, while business operators offered other services.
“The camp is ready to fire,” Mr Murdoch said.
“We’ve got doctors, nurses, chemists, dentists and catering staff.”
“We’ve got all the activities organised thanks to the tremendous amount of support from the community, Seagulls (Rugby League Football Club) and Ray and Bill Sullivan, who have offered their facilities at the Smokehouse Complex at reduced prices.”
More than 50 children will attend the camp, each accompanied by a ‘companion’ — a one-on-one volunteer who takes care of a child for the week of camp, and who keeps in touch with the child long after the camp ends.
The volunteers, who come from all walks of life, receive training prior to the service.