LAPS FOR LEUKAEMIA
Prisoners at Wolston Correctional Centre are giving back to the community.
by Niclaire Byrne, Manager, Offender Development
Last year, instigated and motivated by one of their own, 277 Wolston Correctional Centre prisoners walked laps around the oval for a very good cause.
This event saw inmates supporting sufferers of Leukaemia by pledging donations for each lap walked. While 277 prisoners participated in the walkathon, those who weren’t able to participate still donated to the cause.
Not to be out done, they were joined by the enthusiastic Manager, Offender Development, Niclaire Byrne and Activities Officers, Troy Newman, Ben Kapa, Mick Carne and John Alves.
During the event the prisoner responsible for motivating others also had his beard shaved for the cause.
The participants raised an outstanding $1,900. This donation to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland will play a vital role in supporting research and free programs that aim to reduce the emotional impact of blood cancer on patients and their families.
The General Manager, Tamara Bambrick, along with Niclaire, Troy and Mick presented the cheque to Kathryn Crowley and Scott Mullins from the Leukaemia Foundation at Wolston Correctional Centre.