Classic Heroes awarded holidays for volunteering efforts

Gold Coast-based resort and member management company, Classic Holidays, has awarded three Classic Heroes with holiday prizes at the annual International Volunteer Day celebration on the Gold Coast this week.

Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator of the Year, Steven Dalton from the Gold Coast Rural Fire Brigade Group, Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year, Brenden Scoffell from Nobby Beach Surf Life Saving Club, and the 2016 Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year, Glenda Ashby from Point Danger Volunteer Marine Rescue, were all awarded a 7 Night holiday at any of the Classic Managed Resorts located throughout Australia and New Zealand.

In presenting the awards, Classic Holidays chief commercial officer, Mark Stephenson, said acknowledging the outstanding efforts of these Classic Heroes at the International Volunteer Day celebrations was a highlight for the company each year.

“Classic Heroes is about celebrating and promoting the contribution of volunteers within our community – not just here on the Gold Coast but right across the country,” said Mr Stephenson. “We are so moved by the amazing stories that are told by the nominees for these awards. As a company, we wanted to provide some reward and promote the participation in volunteering as much as we possibly can.

“Through the development of this initiative, we’ve been empowered to embrace the volunteering movement at Classic Holidays and it is now promoted among our 65,000-strong member base and our own staff.

“Volunteering is often a thankless task, but the Classic Heroes program is about giving these volunteers the recognition and thanks they deserve. These Classic Heroes certainly deserve a week’s break for all their hard work.”

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.

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