JYE DISDALE QUEENS BATON RELAY TEAM
With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, many will have been following the progress of the Queen's Baton as it travels throughout Australia. I am very proud that my community is represented by Jye Disdale in the Queen's Baton Relay. I recently had the privilege of meeting Jye, a passionate and driven young man who in the past few years has dedicated much of his free time to helping others and his community. Sadly, a close family friend of Jye's lost his battle with brain cancer recently. Consequently, Jye has raised $23,000 for the Mark Hughes Foundation—a not-for-profit organisation established by former Knights player Mark Hughes to promote awareness, assist research efforts and provide support to patients within the community. Jye's fundraising efforts saw him go on to be nominated for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award, and then to represent our community in the Queen's Baton Relay when it travelled through Newcastle recently. At just 13 years of age, these are incredible achievements. I believe we are in very safe hands with young men like Jye in our community.