Boutique clothing store pampers cancer sufferers
A GLADSTONE business owner has inspired others to help cancer sufferers feel extra special, even if it's just for an afternoon.
T-Leaf Clothing owner Karen Stoneley will host her first cancer pamper event for 2016 next month.
Every three months she offers an afternoon of wine, cheese, fashion and a makeover to a woman with cancer.
She has perfected the event over the last three years.
Recently she created the Facebook page, Pamper NOT Cancer.
Now boutique clothing stores in Tannum Sands, Rockhampton and Innisfail are using her ideas to offer their own cancer pamper event to women in their towns.
"It does feel really good that others are getting on board, I'd love for more businesses to do the same thing though," she said.
"I phoned a couple of boutiques and for those who were interested I've helped them organise their first event and then they've continued it," she said.
A professional photographer, makeup artist and Karen's staff all volunteer their time to offer the service.
The pamper afternoon is a surprise for the lucky lady and is free.
Ms Stoneley recently found a new makeup artist, because the woman she had left Gladstone.
"Everyone who is involved volunteers their time.
"I feel like I'm giving back, it's something that makes you feel really good."
Families or friends can nominate people they know for the pamper.
"I just like to see the reaction from the person ... The day is all about her, it's a time for her to spend a day out with her friends."
For more information, or if you would like to nominate someone visit the Pamper NOT Cancer Facebook page or phone T-Leaf Clothing on 49784238.