Spirits lifted at Camp Quality

The hovercraft caused quite a splash with children
attending the fifth Camp Quality day at Mt Crosby
A chance to take a ride on a hovercraft, pony, train or tractor was too much of a temptation for more than 180 kids at the recent Camp Quality activity day.
The children, all suffering from cancer, enjoyed a day of fun and games at Mt Crosby Oval when they celebrated the fifth Camp Quality and Ipswich - Bremer River Lions Club annual camp reunion.
They were joined by more than 310 parents and 580 helpers.
Club vice-president Ken Beitzel said a slippery slide, merry go round, abseiling activities, a dancing troupe and an animal farm were further attractions.
"It started five years ago as a barbecue and has grown dramatically since then.
It is now one of the biggest
camps of its kind in the region," Mr Beitzel said.
He thanked Ipswich City Council for providing a stage for the dancers and New Hope Colliery for donating the money for the rides.
Camp Quality is a non-profit organisation which co- ordinates the day for children aged from three to 16.