Brave Keely takes home top prize

QLDYAA LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award winner KEELY JOHNSON News article

Whoever said that youth was wasted on the young had obviously never been to Queensland - or attended the Queensland Young Achiever Awards.

Keely Johnson took home the LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award at last Friday’s gala event, held at Brisbane’s Royal on the Park.

The award covers all aspects of volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services, health, aged care and not for profit organisations.

In 2015, Keely founded the Golden Octopus Foundation which aims to upgrade paediatric oncology facilities in regional hospitals and help supply childhood cancer nurses in communities across Australia. Keely has an incurable brain tumour but this has not stopped her from raising nearly half a million dollars for childhood cancer charities.

Congratulations Keely, and thanks to everyone who nominated a young achiever for the LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award category.

You can read more about Keely, as well as our other amazing finalists Tani and Claire by visiting the news section of our website.

LGIAsuper is proud to support the Queensland Young Achiever Awards and thank those who work hard every day to strengthen our local communities.

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