REWARD FOR EFFORT: Volunteers from the Gladstone Aquatic Therapy Association enjoy a special treat for all their hard work, with coordinator Leanne Stocker (front left) and Kin Kora McDonald’s manager Jane Croser.
REWARD FOR EFFORT: Volunteers from the Gladstone Aquatic Therapy Association enjoy a special treat for all their hard work, with coordinator Leanne Stocker (front left) and Kin Kora McDonald’s manager Jane Croser. Paul Braven

Therapy volunteers get free lunch for hard work

RECOGNISING the work and commitment of volunteers in the community was an honour for management at McDonald's Kin Kora last week.

Members from the Gladstone Aquatic Therapy Association together sat down for a thank-you lunch on Thursday.

Jane Croser, who has been with McDonald's for 17 years, said it was great to give back to people who paid it forward every day.

"Today we've given the members of the Gladstone Aquatic Therapy Association pay it forward vouchers for their endless work helping those in need," she said.

"Being able to do this is a great feeling for not only myself but the whole team.

"At McDonald's we do a lot of things with the Ronald McDonald House. This is the first time in my 17 years that we've done this and it will definitely happen again."

Gladstone Aquatic Therapy Association co-ordinator Leanne Stocker said the volunteers were having a great time out because it was rare for them all to be out enjoying a meal together.

"We spend 10 hours a week at the local heated pool providing aquatic therapy to the elderly and young people with disability," she said.



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