Roseberry general manager Colleen Tribe and GEA committee member Nicola Kelbie.
Roseberry general manager Colleen Tribe and GEA committee member Nicola Kelbie. Contributed

Tee off for upgrade

IT'S golf for a good cause - and now, Gladstone Engineering Alliance has announced that a local mob will benefit from this year's Charity Golf Day.

GEA selected Roseberry Community Services in a tender process open to all local charities and club.

GEA committee member Nicola Kelbie said there was "overwhelming interest" and the selection process was difficult.

"GEA would like to thank all applicants for their submissions and, although all causes were very worthy, after a careful consideration process the selection committee appointed Roseberry Community Services as this year's beneficiary," Ms Kelbie said.

Roseberry Community Services Limited has been assisting socially and financially disadvantaged members of the Gladstone community for more than 25 years.

RCS general manager Colleen Tribe said the organisation was looking forward to working with GEA on the golf day, and will use the funds to further develop and improve existing facilities.

"We are delighted to be aligned with GEA for this event," Ms Tribe said.

"This funding will allow us to carry out much needed upgrades to improve Roseberry House for local Gladstone youth."

Roseberry House provides respite to local young people who have been through significant trauma and homelessness, some from an early age.

The charity golf day will be held on Friday, July 19 at the Gladstone Golf Course, with more than a hundred GEA members and friends hitting the green for a fun day of networking and friendly competition.