Camp Quality Founder
Vera Entwistle had just arrived in Australia from America when she made the decision to dedicate her life to helping kids growing up with cancer. She envisaged a world where children who were living with the daily ups and downs of hospital visits, missing school and the physical changes wrought by treatment didn’t feel so alone; where they were able to create and build lifelong friendships, have glorious grubby adventures and laugh out loud.
Thirty-five years later, and many generations on, we continue to honour that intention and to play our part in creating this world. For us it’s now about any child who is dealing with cancer, whether it's their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone they love like a brother, sister, mum, dad or carer.
"These children have such a bright outlook on life, despite the fact that they are facing cancer. The sharing was important because it gave them support. They often would say 'I thought I was the only one who felt like that'."