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Camp Quality teams up with the Harcourts Foundation to help educate kids about cancer

By Julia Eyles on May 10, 2017

The Harcourts Foundation has partnered with Camp Quality to support the group’s Primary School Education Program in Tasmania.

The Harcourts Foundation’s grant of $5000 for Camp Quality will be used to support children between the ages of 0-13 years throughout their cancer journey.

The program aims to dispel common schoolyard myths and misconceptions about cancer so that children returning to school after treatment are less likely to experience bullying, confusion, exclusion and anxiety, making the transition from hospital back to school a little less daunting. The program is confirmed to run between 17-24 June, with Camp Quality touring many schools throughout Tasmania.

“Our vivacious puppets, Kylie and Dean will be packing their bags and heading across the Tasman for a week-long puppet tour around the island,” says Nedge Sinanovski, General Manager Programs & Communications for Camp Quality.

“We appreciate the community grant from the Harcourts Foundation which will go a long way to support Camp Quality’s Primary School Education Program.”

Two Victorian based Camp Quality performers will visit 10-12 schools of kids impacted by cancer – children who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as children who have a parent or sibling with cancer.

The show dispels myths and misconceptions commonly associated with having cancer. The purpose of Camp Quality’s Primary School Education Program is to arm kids with information about cancer.

Anna Gooch, Harcourts Foundation Ambassador Tasmania says it’s an important program to get behind.

“With the amount of people touched by cancer in the community we feel this is a very important program to support through the Harcourts Foundation,” says Ms Gooch.

Camp Quality provides programs free of charge to communities where there has been a request for our services and they anticipate the Primary School Education Tour to Tasmania will reach between 2,300-2,500 children.

As a not-for-profit, Camp Quality rely on the generosity of organisations and every day Australians. The Harcourts Foundation’s grant will directly benefit the community in which the funds have been raised and help to support kids growing up with cancer in Tasmania.