Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2019 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Damien Burner, Tunarama Ambassador 2019!! Damien was sponsored by Port Lincoln Travel and Cruise and raised funds for Community House.

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Amber Dohnt

My name is Amber Dohnt and I am 18 years of age.  I am originally from Adelaide having moved to the Eyre Peninsula when I was 12 years of age.

In 2012, I completed year 12 at the Port Lincoln High School and received an award for Dance.  I received this award for my assistance as a stage manager having also performed in 11 dances along with my own chorography.

Since leaving school, I gained a position as a Support Worker through CARA (Community Accommodation Respite and Agency) and am currently undertaking a traineeship along with studying a Certificate 3 in Disability.  I hope to pursue a career in nursing in the future.

Being the youngest in the Tunarama Ambassador Quest can be quite overwhelming however, this will change over time and this will give me the opportunity to grow as a person and in turn will increase my confidence and this is when I will really blossom.  I see myself as a young role model who wants to make a difference and the Quest will give me this opportunity.

Tunarama assisted me in obtaining a sponsor and they are Ian and Glenda Heath of Hotondo Homes.  Both Ian and Glenda have been very supportive of me as an entrant in the Quest.

The money that I raise as a Quest entrant will go towards CARA’s (Community Accommodation Respite and Agency) new 6 bedroom respite service located at Martindale Crescent and will assist with the landscaping of the rear of the premises.

CARA Services enable people with disabilities to live independently and also provide Respite and Accommodation services for families.  As a support worker I provide a range of services from cleaning, assisting with getting dressed,  medication, showering, cooking along with providing physical activities to assist people with disabilities gain new skills.  Working at Cara is very rewarding, as a simple smile warms your heart.

Having come from a family with a range of different disabilities was my inspiration for working in this area.  I have two family members who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis which there is no cure for this; there are treatments and support available which can help to reduce its impact and symptoms.  These family members are the kindest and strongest girls I know and are a true inspiration.  My family is very supportive of me and have given me inspiration and courage to take on every opportunity that presents and to be the best that I can be.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending this event tonight and for the wonderful contributions the community have made in the past to the Quest and in the future.