Healthy message for kids
DESPITE its valuable work, it was the Tweed Region Life Education Support Group’s turn to say thanks this week.
The support group presented a certificate of appreciation to Quota International of Murwillumbah at Dungay Public School on Tuesday in recognition of its $1000 donation to the group.
Quota president Wendy MacTaggart said the money was raised through a large Christmas raffle and payment from Speed on Tweed for her group’s volunteering services.
“Quota is a big supporter of speech and hearing services, and women and children generally,” Ms MacTaggart said.
“The Life Education program supports children and teaches them to respect their bodies.
“A fast-food company has a sportsperson helping them advertise to children that all their rubbish is okay. It’s important to teach children to respect themselves and put the right fuel into their bodies.”
Quota is an international women’s organisation found in 13 countries.
Ms MacTaggart said when the group worked for the community they did not expect recognition.
“This is not really about us, this is about showing the community the good things Life Education does,” she said.
Support Group treasurer Michael Borton said the group could not operate without aid from Lions, Rotary and Quota.
The Life Education Support Group needs to raise about $30,000 to keep the program operating in the Tweed Byron Region.
If you would like to help, contact the group’s chairman Tonny van’t Riet on (02) 6672 6348 or 0413 292 194.