To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Zaidee Turner, a wine has been released to raise funds and increase awareness.SIONNIE KELLY July 11, 2014 3:26am
Zaidee Rainbow Foundation chief executive Allan Turner shows off the display of celebration wine at Phillips Cellars.
In 2004 Allan and Kim Turner’s seven-year-old daughter Zaidee died of a brain aneurism.
Zaidee became one of the youngest Australians to donate her organs and tissues.
This inspired her parents to create the Zaidee Rainbow Foundation, a movement that encourages adults and children to think about the value of organ and tissue donation.
This year marks the 10th anniversary since Zaidee’s death and to commemorate this the foundation has launched Zaidee’s Celebration Wine.
Zaidee Rainbow Foundation chief executive officer and father of Zaidee, Allan Turner, said the foundation had always been quirky in the way it promoted itself and wine seemed a good opportunity to get people thinking about organ donation.
‘‘People can sit around home or have a meal at a restaurant and probably raise the subject after they crack a bottle of Zaidee’s 10th anniversary wine,’’ Mr Turner said.
The Zaidee Foundation is happy with the way the shiraz from Heathcote’s Carlei Wines has turned out and is pleased the label reflects its organisation so well.
‘‘We wanted to make it bright and colourful without overlaying what we do with the shoelaces,’’ Mr Turner said.
Zaidee’s Rainbow shoelaces are sold nationally to raise funds for the foundation and create awareness about organ donation.
‘‘You always have to have that reminder and that’s what we are trying to do,’’ Mr Turner said.
The Zaidee Foundation is hoping to sell 100 cartons nationally in order to raise funds for the organisation.
In the Goulburn Valley Zaidee Celebration Wine will be sold exclusively at Phillips Cellars in Shepparton and purchases will include a free pair of Zaidee Rainbow shoelaces.
Phillips Cellars owner Paul Phillips said he was happy to sell the wine in his store.
‘‘Allan came and saw me a few months ago and said he’s got this idea about selling some wine and I said ‘look, I’ll try the wine’,’’ Mr Phillips said.
‘‘I tried the wine and it was fantastic and not a problem
Mr Phillips is confident that the Zaidee Celebration Wine will sell well.
‘‘It’s a solid wine, there’s plenty of flavour about it and priced at $25 a bottle it should walk out the door with ease,’’ he said.
James Nieuwenhuizen and Sophia Varley have a lot in common as both are picked as goalkeepers for Victorian Schools Under-12 sides.
In a day made for football at the sun-bathed Lavington Sports Club Oval the 2015 Yarrawonga Under 16 Pigeons showed their class with a comprehensive victory in the AWJFL Grand Final against Wodonga.
Gwen Ranson was presented with Life Membership of the Rodney Branch of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria by state president Machelle Crichton at the recent Goulburn Valley West Group conference in Stanhope.
TWO Echuca firefighters will race up 28 floors — dressed in full uniform — on Saturday to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
THE humble vanilla slice is widely recognised as an Australian icon.
Young Bombers pull off last quarter comeback to win under-16 premiership.
A leading union official certainly thinks so.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
OUTSIDE the Locker Room is an event aimed at helping local sportsmen, aged 16-25, to understand and respond to problems and personal struggles outside the sporting arena.
Cobram Barooga leaders and tourism operators have welcomed the launch of a new tourism strategy focusing on events, which aims to attract more people to the Murray River.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
Water allocations were increased in the Goulburn-Murray Water region today.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.