Cycling German fans meet film star

Broome Advertiser

A group of four intrepid cyclists circumnavigating Australia for a green cause dropped in on Broome indigenous film star Everlyn Sampi to pass on tidings from her massive European fan base.

Tommy Gurr, Markus Schorn, Nick Scaife and Jimmy McGee started their trip from Darwin in June as part of an ambitious 18,000km tour around the Australian mainland to raise money and awareness about climate change.

The group’s Living In Full Euphoria project aims to raise funds for environmental charity Greenfleet, and use the money to plant 8000 native trees in Australia.

Stopping in Broome last week, they met up with Sampi, who starred in the 2000 film Rabbit Proof Fence and later the Kimberley-based TV series The Circuit.

Mr Schorn, who is German, passed on well wishes from one of Sampi’s biggest fans – the Germany-based organiser of her main fan base, who asked the boys to drop in and see her if they made it to Broome.

Sampi said it was great to hear about the group’s trip and why they were doing it.

“It’s always amazing when people get out of their comfort zone and do something courageous,” she said.

The 24-year-old now plans to do that herself, after a few years working in Broome, by jet-setting off to the United States early next year, where she will reunite with Rabbit Proof Fence director Phillip Noyce and pursue further opportunities in acting, music and dance.

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