GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND – first GINGER PRIDE photo shoot in Australia!
Posted on March 18th, 2016
Capricorn Enterprise is calling on all Central Queensland Red Heads, aka ‘Gingers’ and ‘Rangas’ to be part of a photo shoot on Great Keppel Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on Sunday 24th April 2016.
Freedom Fastcats are proudly sponsoring 90 return day trips to Great Keppel Island on Sunday 24th April for Gingers (and their guardian, for children under 15). Assisting will be a local Stylist, Make-Up Artist and Photographer along with Capricorn Enterprise staff who are all donating their time to capture what is a FIRST for not just Great Keppel Island, but Queensland and Australia!
The idea for this photo was the brain child of local Stylist Penny Hunt, whom herself has a very active two year old ‘ginger’.
The ‘Ginger Pride’ movement was born in Ireland a few years ago by a group of school kids who wanted to celebrate their differences and stand up against bullying. Since then, other countries like Europe and the US have taken up the challenge so when the idea was hatched here in Yeppoon about six months ago, it became part of a much bigger photographic exhibition project which will take another few months to complete.
Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said “we are always searching for different ways to promote our magnificent destination, so we’re pretty excited to be part of this great promotion which will showcase amazing red heads against the pure white sand on Great Keppel Island”.
Max Allen Jnr from Freedom Fastcats said “we are happy to sponsor this promotion with Capricorn Enterprise because any positive promotion of Great Keppel Island helps all businesses.”
Stylist Penny Hunt said “I moved to Yeppoon just over a year ago from Sydney to raise my little ginger and I have truly fallen in love with this community. I’m so grateful to my colleagues Kylie Sefton from Pro-Make Up studio, Ashleigh Newman from White Ash Photography, Mary Carroll from Capricorn Enterprise and Freedom Fastcats for helping bring this project to reality.”
“I’ve actually been amazed at the number of gorgeous red heads here in Central Queensland. When we put the first post up on Facebook in January we received over 100 enquiries. Capricorn Enterprise has since created an official registration on-line and bookings are flowing in” she said.
For anyone wishing to book the Ginger Pride Photo Shoot on Sunday 24th April you can find it on Facebook (Capricorn Enterprise, Penny Hunt, Yeppoon Families).
For more comment:
Mary Carroll – 0417 669 286
Penny Hunt – 0404 987 887