Posted on 16 April 2018
Prefect, Oliver Breadmore, has demonstrated what it means to be a leader not only in our community but much further afield.
In addition to school-based service, Oliver has been independently giving his time for both local and International community service for many years now. As recognition of this, Oliver has been awarded a Young Leaders in Service Award and a Medallion for exceeding 100 hours of service in a 12-month period by the world’s largest service organisation - Lions International. Oliver’s wonderful efforts were acknowledged earlier this month when Mr David Lodge, the President of the Redland Bay-Victoria Point Lions Club, presented him with this special award.
Oliver’s service included fundraising/volunteering for the Starlight Children's Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease and Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Oliver has been involved locally in koala habitat regeneration for over 10 years and has been doing environmental activities like waterway clean up by kayak.
Internationally, Oliver has been part of a group from all over Australia that travelled to Cambodia with Habitat for Humanity and built a home for an HIV affected family in January 2017. In December 2017, Oliver went with the Ormiston College Community Service Abroad group to Nepal to help provide clean drinking water to school children in Rayale village. He has also volunteered with Free the Bears Fund in Cambodia where rescued Sun bears and Asiatic Black bears are provided sanctuary from the illegal wildlife trade and bile farming.
Oliver has also been through the eligibility/selection/ interview process and been successfully selected for the Lions Youth Exchange program. He has nominated to exchange in both Canada and USA, departing in December this year.
We wish Oliver the very best with his future projects and look forward to hearing more about his contributions to improving the lives of others, both locally and internationally.