ALDI Australia will donate $1.5 million in donations to Camp Quality over a three-year period.
The new partnership aims to raise additional funds via a range of fundraising initiatives to support children impacted by cancer.
Camp Quality provides services and programs to help children aged 0-13 cope with the daily ups and downs of dealing with cancer, whether it be their own diagnosis, their siblings or a parent.
Its services and programs include Kids’ Camps, Family Camps, Family Fun Days and the Camp Quality Puppet Program. With the motto ‘laughter is the best medicine’ Camp Quality create opportunities for kids facing cancer to just be kids again, to laugh and have adventures.
“I’ve been a volunteer with Camp Quality for three years and most recently as a companion at the Kids’ Camps,” says Area Manager for ALDI in New South Wales, Ben Jacobs.
“I found out about the organisation through my sister, who used to attend camps and is now a companion herself. She encouraged me to volunteer, as sometimes there wasn’t enough male volunteers to buddy up with all the boys.”
“Seeing kids who have lost their hair, limbs or loved ones and being surrounded by so much laughter really shows why Camp Quality is such a special organisation. They help kids be kids again, and truly live by their motto of laughter being the best medicine. I’m very proud to support Camp Quality and was ecstatic to hear that ALDI will be partnering with them,” says Mr Jacobs.
ALDI says they look forward to supporting Camp Quality over the coming years.