Women Connecting Women chairwoman Kerry Perrie and Gladstone Toyworld Manager Lindsay.
Women Connecting Women chairwoman Kerry Perrie and Gladstone Toyworld Manager Lindsay. Jen Tybell

Fun for kids as women get together

KERRY Perrie is a big believer in the idea that a happy child means a happy mum.

And the kids will have plenty to do when the Women Connecting Women group starts meeting again today.

Ms Perrie, a long-time Gladstone resident and mother of three, will today take over the helm of the group aimed at local women wanting to meet other women in a safe, happy and family-friendly environment.

Operating for about the past five years, the group has been dormant since February this year.

But that's about to change, with the first gathering under Ms Perrie's guidance to take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm today at the Gladstone Women's Health Centre.

Ms Perrie said Women Connecting Women was all about women getting out of the house to meet and connect with others.

“It's about getting together, sharing each other's company, having a cuppa and chat and finding new things to do,” Ms Perry said.

“Any woman can attend no matter what age or ethnic background ... kids or no kids. The children will be right at home with heaps of toys to play with while their mums can have fun.”

Ms Perry said the group was specifically aimed at providing a social network for women with a multicultural background, in an attempt to get them connected into the local community. “We will alternate our meeting place each week between the Women's Health Centre, someone's home, Shed 19 and local parks, clubs and attractions,” she said.

Ms Perry has recently been involved in the collecting of toys to entertain the children attending the group with their mothers.

She has sourced toys from the Gladstone Toy Library and this week received a donation of toys from Gladstone Toyworld.

GETTING CONNECTED

Women Connecting Women is a free group open to any local woman

Aimed at providing a safe environment for women to meet

The group meet each Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Kids are welcome and have access to toys on site



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