Press Release – Camp Quality New Zealand
New Chairman Appointed to Lead Camp Quality New Zealand
29 May 2015: Long-time Otago/Southland resident, Wayne Collie, has been appointed as the new chairman of Camp Quality New Zealand (CQNZ).
The Cromwell Company Branch Manager, who has been a Board Member and Independent Trustee for six years, was elected to lead CQNZ at its Annual General Meeting this month. He succeeds former New Zealand and Auckland cricket representative, Gary Troup.
Camp Quality is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to bringing fun, hope and happiness to New Zealand children living with cancer. Established 30 years ago, it provides week-long regional summer camps for youngsters aged 5-16, as well as year-round support for the children and their families.
Wayne has an extensive background in community and service related activities. A Lion for more than 30 years, he is a former District Governor and New Zealand Council Chairman and is passionate about bettering the lives of young people.
“We are a small country and our young people are our greatest asset. In my time at Camp Quality I have been truly inspired by the spirit and positive attitude shown by so many of our youngsters and their families,” he says.
“Like many not-for-profits, Camp Quality has to battle for a share of voice in a very crowded space. I’m sure I speak for the CQNZ Board when I say we are all committed to making a positive difference, helping to lift our profile and making more New Zealanders aware of the positive outcomes Camp Quality New Zealand continues to achieve.”
Mark Winger (Auckland) has been appointed the CQNZ deputy chairman and while no longer a board member Mr Troup will retain an active involvement with the organisation.
According to Child Cancer Foundation statistics, around 150 young New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer each year. Camp Quality passionately believes in the power of fun to help these children and their families overcome the challenges cancer brings.