Allan Turner Key Note Speaker

Allan Turner is an inspirational man and an inspirational speaker.

He is co-founder of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation with his wife Kim, formed in honour of his daughter Zaidee who suddenly died in December 2004 at the age of 7 years and 22 days from a burst blood vessel (cerebral aneurism) in her brain.

He speaks with passion, experience and conviction about overcoming adversity, maximizing every moment reflecting how life is to short and what really matters in life and in death.

Allan’s message is valuable on both the personal and corporate basis and includes a new look at life and what we can all do when we are alive and also when we die.

You will take away from Allan’s presentation a sense of more to life and death than you have ever thought about before. It is about making every moment in life count and never taking no for an answer. You will re think about the days ahead and make the most of what you have and how to improve your own ambitions in life, as life is short.

Following the death of Zaidee, Allan successfully obtained a Federal Government grant under the Department of Health and Ageing and establishing the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation fulltime in July 2006, allowing him to spread Zaidee’s Story nationally.

Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces are now the national symbol for organ and tissue awareness and has successfully obtained the support from major sporting team and codes in wearing Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces. Sporting codes such AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, Australian representative teams and even the New Zealand Cricket team have worn Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces over the years, right down to thousands of grass roots sporting clubs/teams nationally.

Zaidee’s Story has been broadcasted on all media organizations including two editions on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton in Allan’s quest to increase the organ and tissue donation rate in Australia.

Major points:

  • Making something positive out of his daughter’s tragedy.
  • Zaidee gave the greatest gift of all, her organs and tissues so others could live.
  • Amazing how a simple pair of Rainbow Shoelaces has developed national awareness.
  • A powerful story that you will never forget.
  • A call of action to make a difference in your life.
  • Building relationships with Australia’s elite sporting team and codes.

Allan will share his and Zaidee’s Story with you, in the hope of inspiring discussion. Allan delivers a compelling message from someone admired nationally for his strength in adversity.

“Zaidee’s Story is one of tremendous courage & hope. Like all Australian’s I have been deeply moved by the strength & grace shown by Allan”, said, The Hon Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia and Zaidee’s Ambassador.

“I want to share with others how empowering it is to overcome the unthinkable and think of others when in most cases we don’t at all. How in death you could possible save many people’s lives without regret,” Allan says.

For further information to engage Allan please email him at or call 0412985211

Allan Turner

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