GORGEOUS GLOBETROTTERS: from left, Karen Carey (Ireland), Greta Power (Ireland), Cindy Thomas (USA), Amy Athar (Australia), Oana Crawford (USA), Judy Utley (USA), Princess Winfrey (USA), Shellie Murz (USA), Kathy Adler (USA) and Abioli Alabi (Nigeria).
GORGEOUS GLOBETROTTERS: from left, Karen Carey (Ireland), Greta Power (Ireland), Cindy Thomas (USA), Amy Athar (Australia), Oana Crawford (USA), Judy Utley (USA), Princess Winfrey (USA), Shellie Murz (USA), Kathy Adler (USA) and Abioli Alabi (Nigeria). CONTRIBUTED

Gorgeous Globetrotters assists sick mum

IT STARTED as a support group for partners of people who have come from overseas to work in Gladstone, and it's now become the city's latest not-for-profit fundraising group.

Group members have named themselves the Gorgeous Globetrotters, and their first fundraising effort, an old fashioned baking sale, has raised $500, which has been donated to help a Gladstone mother who has a large family and is currently receiving chemotherapy.

Globetrotters spokeswoman Angela Vogt said the money will be used to fund a cleaner for the household to make life easier.

"The women have also organised a 'meal train' where each member will be cooking for the family over a series of weeks," she said.

The group, established in October, and led by Princess Winfrey from USA, comprises women who are recent arrivals in Gladstone and whose husbands are all working on Curtis Island, and many are stay-at-home mums.

The group was created following the initiative of a similar successful group in Yeppoon which helps lonely expats find new friends.

"We feel very strongly about being involved. We feel it's important to give back to a town that has given us so much," Mrs Winfrey said.

Anyone interested in joining the Gorgeous Globetrotters can find details on the Curtis Island Connections Facebook page.



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