170 burgers to feed the Gold Coast's mini Olympians

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The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) volunteered at Wesley Mission Queensland’s Winter Olympics on Thursday 12 July. This is the fourth year in a row the RRT has served a delicious lunch to the children and event organisers.

The annual Winter Olympics offers fun school holiday activities to disadvantaged children from four youth hubs on the Gold Coast. This year, more than 100 children competed in races including egg and spoon, and relays around Nerang Velodrome.

An initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, the RRT is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services during a range of charitable events and emergencies.

Lloyd Grimshaw from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, said the RRT jumped at the chance to contribute again at mini Winter Olympics this year.

“The RRT is thrilled to offer further assistance to the Wesley Mission Queensland in their efforts to provide care for young people who are facing hardship,” Mr Grimshaw said.

“RRT volunteers are always delighted to hear the children comment on how much they enjoy the food we prepare for them and how the organisers appreciate our smiles and kind words.”

Tina Adams, Wesley Mission’s Coordinator of Youth Hubs, is appreciative that RRT generously contributed again this year.

“Many of our kids and organisers comment each year there would not be a Winter Olympics without the RRT,” Ms Adams said.

“Our kids love the RRT. Every year the RRT take the time to talk to and engage with the kids. They tirelessly give their time and generosity. We are so grateful for the RRT’s continued support.”