Camp for children living with cancer aims to create fun and enlighten young lives
By Te Karere
Camp Quality aims to enlighten the lives of children living with cancer.
One of the organisers, Josie Spillane, says, “I couldn't think of a better way for us to start the year by creating some moments of shared joy for kids who have had to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.”
Camp Quality is all about bringing fun, hope and happiness into the lives of 42 children age 5 - 15 living with cancer from all across NZ.
This includes hot laps on the track in a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a Mercedes with an escort.
Apiata Waititi has just been through treatment he is now looking forward to the future, “I just finished my treatment and I’m now excited about everything at Camp Quality.”
Despite the struggles they face day in day out, the hope is to inspire them to get on with being kids and while Māori have significantly higher cancer registration rates than non-Māori, this takes a bit of pressure off the whānau for a bit.