On the 19th November I attended the Operation Flinders Foundation Presentation to celebrate the achievements of the students from the Marryatville High School who have completed the program.
Operation Flinders Foundation provides at risk young men and women with outdoor challenges to help develop and motivate them to grow as valued members of our community and the success of the Foundation is evident in the number of young people they have assisted.
The group from Marryatville High School recently travelled to the northern Flinders Ranges. During this time participants had the opportunity to navigate, learn bush survival techniques and gain life skills which will equip them for their future endeavours.
I would like to congratulate all the participants for completing a tough week and for standing up to the challenges presented during the program. I also commend the support staff who assisted the participants during the week.
I have been involved with the Norwood Chapter of Operation Flinders since its inception and in that time, they have raised over $70,000. I have also raised money for Operation Flinders as part of my annual Austerity Night Community fundraiser.
Paul Homes, Operation Flinders team leader said that the group from Marryatville was the best team to have ever complete the program. He also told the story of the girls from the group waking up at 5 am on Father’s Day to make damper in the camp oven. This was a moving story as Paul’s father had recently passed away.
For more information on Operation Flinders click on this link - https://operationflinders.org.au/#operation-flinders-transforming-lives.
Here I am with the students from Marryatville who have completed the program as well as Mr Rob Snowden, CEO, Operation Flinders, Zosha, who is a Peer Group Mentor and is the youngest ever to complete 10 walks and Mr Paul Homes.