Our recent Champions Night was a great event honouring the students who have completed the Teen Challenge program in the last year as well as recognising our wonderful volunteers and staff.
Over 150 people came to join us in celebrating the 9 students we had graduate from the program and 5 students recognised for their achievements whilst being in the program.
In addition to honouring the students we also had the privilege of acknowledging several long standing volunteers who have dedicatedly and lovingly served Teen Challenge and our students over many years. Their contribution to the program and the recovery of students is invaluable.
Firstly we awarded three of our service providers with service awards for their ongoing commitment to Teen Challenge. These included Evelyn Schueber from Centrelink, Dr Hume Rendel-Short and Ian Collett from Quality Life Services.
In addition to our service partners we are also blessed by a community of volunteers who lovingly donate their time and resources to help out at our centres. For 5 years of service we recognised Ken Bell, Frank Early, Simon Elderidge, Pete Westaway, Bob Henderson and Louise Miller, and for 10 years service Cassandra Hill. We also honoured Marjorie and Alan Davidson for their 15 years of dedicated service. Teen Challenge couldn’t do what it does without the support and generosity of these people and we are so blessed to have them involved in the program.
Lastly we honoured our staff who have served Teen Challenge and our mission for over 5 years – Gary Best, Eleanor de Jager, Daniel Hughes, Craig Lyons, Jodie O’Shannessy and Colin Ryan, and for his 12 years of dedicated service – Craig Watson.