Darryl Schneider (far right) with Marilyn Steel from Rock Building Society, Barry the Bear and Lenita Dewar in happier times for Camp Quality.
Darryl Schneider (far right) with Marilyn Steel from Rock Building Society, Barry the Bear and Lenita Dewar in happier times for Camp Quality. Chris Ison

Camp Quality manager reflects on years of good work

AFTER the surprise decision to axe Camp Quality in Central Queensland earlier this week, former Area Manager Darryl Schneider yesterday reflected on the importance of the service.

Mr Schneider, who had been managing the organisation for nearly 7 years, said the decision to stop Camp Quality services in Central Queensland came as a "huge shock" for everybody at the organisation.

"Camp Quality had been a big part of my life, a lot of the kids have referred to me as their second dad, so we are definitely feeling a huge loss here," he said.

"It certainly wasn't something we were anticipating, but we can only hope that the campers can get a suitable service in Brisbane."

Mr Schneider said as well as providing support for children who suffered from cancer, the organisation worked to help keep families together during the tough times.

"When a child goes through something like cancer, it has a huge impact on the family, so we really worked hard to make events where you could have whole families together"

"But I think the most important part of what we did was we allowed children who were suffering from this terrible disease a break and a chance to be a child again"

Mr Schneider said despite the circumstances, he was proud of the work that he and all the people who had been involved with Camp Quality had done for Central Queensland.

"As many of these kids have grown up and become adults, they have stayed in contact and I am reminded all the time of the good work we have done, and I am sure that will not change"



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