The Gold Coast Seagulls had some training of a different kind this week – meeting 44 Camp Quality kids (with cancer) which meant signing autographs, having a kick around, taking photos and giving hearty welcome to the young visitors. Each child received a Seagulls jumper to remember their visit. Enjoying the training session are Seagulls players Ray Herring, Jamie Goddard, John Skardon, Kevin Campion and Steve Jackson.

Seagulls Joins Forces With Masons To Help Stage Camp Quality

Originally Published: March 1994

Seagulls Rugby League Football Club has joined with the Masonic Welfare Association to organise and raise funds for a Camp Quality at Tweed Heads in April 1994.

Ron Morris of Seagulls Club has been made chairman of a Camp Quality Appeals Committee which is already formulating plans for the 1994 camp to be held at Smokehouse Restaurant and complex, Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads.

Camp Qualitys around Australia provide children suffering from cancer the opportunity to leave hospital or their homes for a week to relax and have fun with other children similarly afflicted.

Parents are not permitted to attend the camps, but are encouraged to take a rest knowing their children are receiving excellent medical attention.

Every child attending the camp is given a one-on-one volunteer who remains that child’s companion.

Mr Morris said it was estimated that the committee would need to raise $100,000 to successfully conduct the 1994 camp, and to ensure future camps can be financed and held in this district.

He said plans were underway for a charity concert at the Seagulls club later this year, and the Masonic Welfare Association, which donated $27,000 to the originator of Camp Quality, would conduct an annual Christmas Stocking Raffle.

Mr Morris said fate had dealt children suffering from cancer a terrible blow.

“We may not be able to grant them a quantity of life, but most assuredly we can do our utmost to ensure that, for their short with us in many cases, we can give them quality.”

Tweed Valley Masonic Welfare Association

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