Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown—Minister for Women, Minister for Seniors, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault)— Ali Kimmorley's family was impacted by childhood cancer and her experience inspired her to make a difference.
Her work for Camp Quality was recognised at the recent Lake Mac Awards, where she was named Lake Mac Volunteer of the Year.
Ali has dedicated herself to Camp Quality and its work of supporting people going through childhood cancer, and their families. She is a volunteer, committee member and tireless fundraiser for the cause.
Over recent years Ali has also challenged herself physically, completing three 1000km bike rides, the Kokoda Track, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and The Sandakan Death Marches in Borneo to raise funds for the cancer charity.
Ali's fundraising drive and enthusiasm has contributed to Camp Quality's ability to fund a second Child Life therapist at John Hunter Hospital. Child Life therapists stay by a child's side in hospital every step of the way.
They play a vital role in building coping skills, ensuring wellbeing, and offering distraction for children undergoing treatment. They are a huge support for the children and their families. Thank you, Ali, for all that you have done for your community.
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