A Night with Turia
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm (ACDT)
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Marshall Conveyancing in conjunction with the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre and She Shopped, are thrilled to bring you 'A Night with Turia' - a special event where people will hear first hand the inspirational story of survival from one of our national heroes, Turia Pitt. This event is set to be one of the most enthralling public speaking engagements on the 2016 calendar.
Longtime friends Jessica Caire and Sally Patten are training to trek the Kokoda Trail with Turia in May next year, and in the lead up have a goal to raise $10,000 for burns charity Interplast. Turia’s visit to our State will aid this goal, when she speaks at this major fundraising event at The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre (at the newly refurbished Hahndorf Resort), on Wednesday, 2 March.
A chance meeting between Jessica and Turia at a recent interstate business leaders event has helped form a strong bond and friendship between these two women based on a common desire – to reach higher personal goals and support others facing personal adversity.
Adelaide personality and She Shopped founder Lucy Cornes will MC both events. Lucy is a well-known public figure who has overcome family adversity herself and believes in supporting this fantastic cause.
Turia's talk will astonish you, astound you and leave you in stitches!
Her enthralling message of overcoming adversity and the need to never EVER give up will motivate you… out of your chair, and into life. Turia’s skills as a motivational speaker were displayed when she was given a standing ovation at her TED talk. She truly is a speaker that stands out from the crowd.
Intimate VIP Event ($150)
6-8pm (dress cocktail)
At the intimate VIP event, guests will be treated to gourmet canapes, a meet and greet with Turia, photo opportunities and signed books available for purchase, before moving into VIP seating for her talk (more details below).
This is a unique and sought after chance to meet one of our nation's most inspirational women, and take home a keepsake photo and/or signed book.
General admission Event ($70)
8.10pm (dress smart casual)
At the larger seated event, the crowd will hear from Turia, as she takes a refreshing and candid approach to telling her story of overcoming adversity.
The Trek Kokoda for Interplast team will walk 96km over 10 days through rugged terrain, camp in the jumgle and meet local villagers.
Interplast is a charity working to improve quality of life for people who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scare contracture (see website: www.interplast.org.au).
While Jessica and Sally are coordinating the event, they have garnererd the support of fantastic local sponsors including Marshall Conveyancing, The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre [Hahndorf Resort], She Shopped and Blacker PR.
A Facebook page has been set up to help raise funds for Jessica and Sally's charity work - for those interested in keeping up to date, please 'Like' and follow Sal & Jess' Kokoda Trek for Interplast.
Otherwise, if you can't make one of these events, but would like to donate to their cause, you can visit: http://turiaskokodatrek.gofundraise.com.au/page/PattenSCaireJ.
More about Turia…
Turia studied at the University of New South Wales where she earned a double degree with honours in Mining Engineering and Science. She worked as a model before landing her dream job with Rio Tinto at their prestigious Argyle Diamond Mine and moving to Kununurra with her partner, Michael. Their lives were turned upside-down when she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in September 2011, and suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body.
For now, Michael and Turia live in the coastal community of Ulladulla, surrounded by friends and family. She spends her time training for an Iron Man, doing yoga, studying for an MBA and travelling the world giving motivational speeches.
She is a well-recognised humanitarian dedicating her time to causes that she is passionate about. Interplast is one such cause – a charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries. Since she became their official ambassador she has helped raised over $500,000 for this important cause.
Turia has achieved so much in her short life. She was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year and she was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. She also graced the cover of the Australian Women’s Weekly and she is a judge for the Australian Woman of the Future Fund.
Her initial memoir was published in 2013 and she has another book ‘Life is a Gift’ due for release in April 2016 (written with Bryce Corbett and published by Random House).