FOR Miss Elders Chantelle Lock, the Tunarama Ambassador Quest has turned out to be more than an opportunity to raise funds for a charity.
Miss Lock, who grew up in Cowell but moved to Port Lincoln about eight years ago, said before the quest, she was looking for somewhere to volunteer but struggled to find an organisation that felt right.
She said she decided to join the quest and raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service as the organisation had helped her family in the past.
“It has been an adventure,” she said.
”I didn’t know anyone when I moved here because I had my daughter straight after I moved but this has given me the opportunity to meet so many people.”
She said before the quest she had never organised a big event and the quest had also given her confidence to approach community members from all backgrounds.
It has been an adventure.Miss Elders Chantelle Lock
“I am really looking forward to Tunarama, I’m nervous and excited,” she said.
She said working with the local RFDS auxiliary had made her aware of the stigma of local charitable organisations that they were not for young people.
“I am a member now and once the quest is done I want to make sure younger people know they are always welcome and needed.
“I did quest to give back to the community but I feel like I am the one who has been given so much.”