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Young hands make difference

GOOD HELPERS: Seth Atkinson, 11, Holly Smith, 14, Jordan Murphy, 7, Cj Brooks, 12 and Chloe Glass, 16 helping out at Mission Possible during their school holidays.
GOOD HELPERS: Seth Atkinson, 11, Holly Smith, 14, Jordan Murphy, 7, Cj Brooks, 12 and Chloe Glass, 16 helping out at Mission Possible during their school holidays.

INSTEAD of sitting at home watching television throughout his school holidays, Seth Atkinson has been going to work with his grandmother.

Almost every day he has accompanied her to Mission Possible, a local community group who sew items for people in need.

He helps his grandmother sew quilts, blankets and make pillows to be distributed to the Logan Hospital and local nursing homes.

And he loves doing it.

"I love coming here with my grandmother because it's lots of fun," the 11-year-old said.

"I mainly stuff the pillows and help my grandma choose fabric.

"Mission Possible helps a lot of people, and it makes me feel good knowing I am helping too."

Seth is just one of the many grandchildren who help out at the Logan Central community group.

Mission Possible volunteer Gail Harrower said the ladies loved having the kids there each day.

"All of these kids have been coming together to work with their grandmothers for a number of years," Mrs Harrower said.

"They have all learnt new skills and it has taught them all the importance of sharing and giving back to others.

"We love having them here every day because they are all so kind hearted and love helping out where they can."

Mrs Harrower said these children were the next generation of community leaders to continue on the work at Mission Possible.

"What we have here are some good young adults who have the skills to continue on helping others into the future," she said.

"They are learning to give back to their community, and that's what we love to see."


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