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WHY WAIT: Bundaberg Rotoract members Alicia Otto and Megan Waldock are helping local children by distributing books to the waiting rooms of GP clinics across town. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
WHY WAIT: Bundaberg Rotoract members Alicia Otto and Megan Waldock are helping local children by distributing books to the waiting rooms of GP clinics across town. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

RESTLESS minds of sick children anxiously waiting in doctors' surgeries will soon be put at ease thanks to a book drive led by the Bundaberg Rotaract team.

The members of the group have been collecting and distributing books to the waiting rooms of GP clinics across Bundaberg.

This thoughtful project has been the brainchild of Megan Waldock, a teacher and member of Bundaberg Rotaract for the past two years.

"I thought it was a great project to help kids read interesting books in the waiting room and a great way to get the name of Bundaberg Rotaract around the region," she said.

Ms Waldock said donating the books to the doctors' clinics was a way to instil a love of reading for young children.

"We just want to see smiles on kids' faces and create a culture of reading for children by providing fun and inspiring books," the book drive organiser said.

She said members would be heading around the city with two books for each clinic.

"The project will be expanded if there is a positive reaction to the donation," she said.

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers people aged 18 to 30 to create positive change in their local communities and around the world.

Rotaract provides unique opportunities that assist its members in becoming the business and professional leaders of tomorrow.

Sponsored by Rotary International, Rotaract Clubs across Australia are part of a worldwide organisation of 210,000 individuals in 9,100 clubs covering 170 countries.

Members engage in a wide range of activities including social, professional and community events.

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