Community. Circular Head Youth Leaders have entered a team in this year’s Relay for Life in support of the Cancer Council fundraiser event.
It is the first time the youth council has registered a team, and according to Circular Head Council youth community officer Jodie Saville it is a taste of what’s to come.
“CHYL are determined to be more involved in the community, both to support events but also to be present . . . so that other young people can approach them with ideas and concerns,” she said.
Hashtag CHYL, or #CHYL as it is more often appears, will carry the baton in the 24-hour relay event at the Smithton Recreation Ground on the weekend of March 19-20.
Friends and family members will join them and keep them company for the overnight event.
Leader Erica Quinn said it is important for the youth of Circular Head to participate in events like this “to show that young people care”.
“We want to help in any way possible,” she said. “It also shows other community members that we do want to get involved and have our voices heard.”
Juggling this effort in participating wherever possible with other commitments, leader Jaz Dunstan said the members manage to keep their involvement in the youth council a priority.
“At the moment I have bigger commitments such as work and school, but I always try to find the time and I do what I can to help!”
Leader Morgan Henderson said CHYL is dedicated to supporting their community.
“Primarily, our involvement in relay is to show support for everyone affected by cancer,” he said.
“As a group, CHYL also hope that other young people notice us and start to get more involved socially.”