Classic Holidays Awards $25,000 in Holidays for Heroes
Resort, Club and Member Management company, Classic Holidays, has honored three of the Gold Coast’s top volunteers as Classic Heroes at the International Volunteer Day celebration on the Gold Coast this week.
The company awarded each with a 7 Night holiday at any Classic Managed Resort in Australia or New Zealand, with donations totally over $25,000 worth of holidays to volunteering heroes through the Classic Heroes initiative in 2017 alone.
Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year Robert Campbell from the Scouts Association, Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year, Sera Jeong from the Multicultural Families Organisation and Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator of the Year, Belinda Welsh from Ronald McDonald House were all honoured as Classic Heroes at the IVD Gala.
Presenting the awards, Classic Holidays Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Stephenson, said their partnership with Volunteering Services Australia has continued to grow year on year to raise the profile of volunteering in more communities around the country.
“Many of our members and staff actively volunteer and give their time back to their local communities, or travel overseas to volunteer, which is why we are so passionate about making it such a big part of how we can give back,” said Mr Stephenson.
Classic Holidays created the Classic Heroes initiative in 2016 in partnership with Volunteering Services Australia, and this year has donated 17 holidays to Classic Heroes with a total value of more than $25,000.
“Volunteers work tirelessly and are rarely recognised for the hugely important role that they play. By rewarding our Classic Heroes – volunteers that go above and beyond in their organisations – it’s our way of thanking them with a much-deserved holiday.”
International Volunteer Day has been celebrated on December 5 every year since 1985. The Gold Coast is home to 150,000 volunteers which makes up part of the 5.8 million volunteers around Australia who devote their time each year to the volunteering movement.