Aveo Robina resident Jill Ransom was humbled when she heard the news that she had been selected to carry the Queen’s Baton on the Robina leg of the relay to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Beginning in Canberra on Australia Day, the Queen’s Baton has made its way around the country and finished its journey yesterday at Surfers Paradise. Many of Jill’s friends, Aveo Robina staff and residents, and Jill’s family, including her 5 great nieces and nephews, attended yesterday to watch as she proudly carried the baton.
Jill was nominated by her friends at the Mudgeeraba Caravan Park where she has been regularly helping those living in poverty and fighting addictions. Jill often helps by taking them to their court appearances, ensuring they make doctors’ appointments, and donates food and blankets.
Jill also founded “Princess for a Day” which helps disadvantaged women suffering from domestic violence and mental health issues. Jill, and other volunteers, administer beauty services to a group of over 50 women every month for the past 7 years.
In addition to all of this, Jill also travels to northern Thailand every second year to take knitted clothing to children living in harsh conditions. Her fellow Aveo Robina residents often assist by knitting a range of clothing which Jill takes over.
Jill’s dedication to charity work and helping others is an inspiration to everyone around her.