Sunday, July 12, 2015

Writers project aimed at saving lives kicks off

Fraser Coast Chronicle

Young writers across Queensland aim to open minds and save lives in an ambitious young writer's project kicked off this year by DonateLife Queensland.

WHAT if your words had the power to save lives?

This is the challenge facing young writers across Queensland who aim to open minds and save lives in an ambitious young writer's project kicked off this year by DonateLife Queensland.

Queensland high school students are being asked to "step into the minds" of someone who is waiting and wishing for a second chance at life - just like some 1700 Australians now listed on the organ transplant waiting list.

Fraser Coast's DonateLife Queensland Donation Nurse specialist Ian Rogers said the Writing For Life Competition was created to give a voice to vulnerable Queenslanders who need our help.

"We hope young teenagers will be inspired to help us make a difference," Mr Rogers said.

"We hope their creativity and passion will raise the level of conscious thinking about organ and tissue donation. Who knows, it could be them or someone they love who needs a transplant in the future," he said.

As well as vying for more than $2000 in prizes, finalists will be read and judged by author, playwright and co-creator of the OffSpring television comedy drama Debra Oswald. Continue reading

 

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