One of Camp Quality's most prized awards was presented to former Berrigan woman Naomi Fox this week.May 14, 2014 3:40am
Former Berrigan woman Naomi Fox was this week honoured for her tireless work with Camp Quality.
Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, Ms Fox, who now lives in Ballarat, was named as the Victorian recipient of the Gillard Volunteer Award.
The award, named after one of Camp Quality’s longest standing board members, Dick Gillard, is given out annually to one person per state ‘‘who has gone the extra mile’’ for children living with cancer.
‘‘It’s an incredible honour to be acknowledged,’’ Ms Fox said.
‘‘I really love what I do, and to offer respite care for families with children affected by serious illness is wonderful.’’
Ms Fox, 31, has volunteered with Camp Quality for four years and is now a camp leader.
She plans specialised activities and coordinates other volunteers at Camp Quality camps, which offers respite for children and their families living with cancer across the state.
Tegan Davies, Camp Quality’s volunteer advisor, paid tribute to Ms Fox, who also fundraises for the charity.
‘‘Naomi has an open and welcoming personality that warms and impacts all families as they go through such a traumatic time.
‘‘By building a strong rapport, she earns trust with our families so they can relax and de-stress more readily at the camps she leads for us.
‘‘After four years of helping kids with cancer, we thought this award was well deserved.’’
Camp Quality has more than 2500 volunteers nationwide. Together those volunteers donated approximately 300,000 hours in the past year.
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