Date: Oct 6, 2016
Edmund Rice Camps Queensland is a community based not-for-profit organisation, providing recreational activities for children, youth and families who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in such experiences.
The charity delivers mentoring programs supported by committed and passionate young adult volunteers, who are partnered with children referred to us by community support organisations.
The Lyone Foundation is delighted to support the wonderful work of Edmund Rice Camps, donating $15,000 to enable disadvantaged youth to attend their five-day recreational camps. Here, young adults volunteer as ‘big buddies’ and are matched with a child for the week as their mentor and best mate.
The QLD camps are held in 3 locations – the Sunshine Coast, Kallangur and Mount Tamborine. Run during the school holidays they provide opportunities for young people to develop supportive healthy relationships, along with greater self-esteem, life skills and well-being. One of the most important aspects of the camps is to create an environment of acceptance and fun!