Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (19:58:43): It brings me great pride to recognise the work of Megan Visser, who was named New South Wales Cub Scout of the Year after her incredible fundraising efforts. Megan lost a friend to cancer who was just eight years old and this spurred her to take up the charge to raise funds to fight this dreadful disease.

Megan sells candles to raise money. Her inspirational work and the work of her friends at East Maitland Scout Group truly keep the flame of hope alight. As the shadow Minister for Medical Research and a breast cancer survivor, this issue is very close to my heart: I know how important it is to have the support of those you love. Once again I congratulate Megan on this award. I look forward to watching her achievements unfold in the future.

I also recognise group leader Andrew "Magic Dragon" Brown, who is such an inspirational leader to that Scout group. I look forward to seeing all of them at the annual report presentation in a few weeks.