Jimboomba Quota club supports children in need

THE Jimboomba Quota club have equipped Jimboomba Police Station with QuoCKa program packs to be set aside for children experiencing trauma.

COMMUNITY-MINDED: Jimboomba police Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh, Quota volunteer Julie Sansom, president Judy Porter, Senior Constable Hayden Wilson, QuoCKa coordinator Janet Hughes and Fay Reilly. Photo: Jacob Wilson

COMMUNITY-MINDED: Jimboomba police Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh, Quota volunteer Julie Sansom, president Judy Porter, Senior Constable Hayden Wilson, QuoCKa coordinator Janet Hughes and Fay Reilly. Photo: Jacob Wilson

Members of Jimboomba Quota visited the police station on Thursday, October 11 to offer the packs complete with a toy quokka, pencils and books.

Jimboomba Quota club QuoCKa reading program coordinator Janet Hughes said it was important to support people in tough situations.

“We are providing (QuoCKa packs) to police so that when they have domestic violence situations and kids in trauma they can give them one of these (packs),” she said.

“We wanted to come up with something new for the community that would benefit the kids.”

Jimboomba Quota club’s QuoCKa reading program enables volunteers to work with police to visit schools in Jimboomba, Flagstone and Veresdale Scrub and read with prep students.

QUOKKA READERS: Nikky Baker, Tracey Tyson, Janet Hughes, Kaiden Benn, Kayde Adams, Scarlett Bates, Mali Ling and Jimboomba senior constable Hayden Wilson. Photo: Lisa Simmons

QUOKKA READERS: Nikky Baker, Tracey Tyson, Janet Hughes, Kaiden Benn, Kayde Adams, Scarlett Bates, Mali Ling and Jimboomba senior constable Hayden Wilson. Photo: Lisa Simmons

Jimboomba police Senior Constable Hayden Wilson said the program helped bridge the gap between police and the school community.

“If you have someone like me going into the school and sitting down and having fun with the kids,” he said.

“Rather than only seeing us catch the baddies, we are here to help the little ones.”

Jimboomba Quota club is searching for more volunteers to join the organisation.

Call 0408 434 018 to express interest.

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