Work-mates inspire Billie to give back to community
EVERYDAY Yeppoon's Billie Palmer is inspired by the people she works with.
That's why she decided to enter this year's Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest Ambassador Quest and give back to the community.
The 20-year-old works at counselling service Strengthening Family Connections on the Capricorn Coast.
"I work as the administration officer. It is a rewarding role I enjoy and I am proud to be a part of the service it provides to the community," she said.
"Working at Strengthening Family Connections and being a part of the positive, healing work the counsellors do with their clients has definitely inspired me to consider studying social work.
"I knew the quest would be a rewarding and challenging experience that would see me grow as a person while further developing my skills and building on my confidence."
The former Yeppoon State High School student has lived on the coast her whole life and is very passionate about the area.
"I've lived in the coast my whole life and could not imagine a better place to grow up," she said.
"I grew up in the outdoors and every chance we had my family would be doing activities like camping at Five Rocks, attempting to surf at Farnborough Beach or visiting Great Keppel Island."
The Pinefest entrant has recently raised funds for the St Vincent De Paul Society and the Yeppoon Lions Club Charities.
"I decided to raise funds for St Vincent De Paul Society, Sacred Heart Yeppoon Conference because they are a generous organisation who provide a great deal of support to the members of our community," she said.
"Over the years Vinnies have helped out numerous families and individuals on the Cap Coast in need of food, clothing, referrals to other support services, furniture and on occasion they can even help out with fuel, rent, bills, vehicle registration and other forms of assistance."
Pinefest kicks off this Friday night.