We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill
Repairing bodies and rebuilding lives
Interplast is an incredible not-for-profit organisation. They send teams of volunteer medical practitioners to 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region, providing life-saving surgery and healthcare to people who desperately need it.
I first found out about the organisation through my reconstructive surgeon Professor Peter Haertsch. He’s one of the many surgeons who donate their time and expertise by volunteering with Interplast.
Before the fire, I felt so blessed to live in Australia but it was only afterwards that I realised how bloody lucky we are to live here. If my accident had happened in a developing country, there’s no question – I would have died. Access to quality medical care is one of those things you don’t think about much and take for granted until you really need it.
That’s what drives me to be Interplast’s Ambassador. Thousands of people in developing countries can’t afford access to basic medical care and Interplast is making a huge difference in this area. The work they do legitimately changes lives, and to me the Interplast volunteers are miracle workers.
My work with Interplast
As an ambassador for Interplast, I donate my time to host events, speaking, leading fundraising adventures and, to date, have helped raise over $1 million dollars in donations and $3 million dollars in media awareness.
Our next fundraising adventure is a 14 day trek to Everest Base Camp. No doubt it’s going to be an intense physical and mental challenge, and one of the hardest things I’ve taken on. Your support’s going to make it all worth it – every dollar you donate is going directly to Interplast’s life-changing medical assistance and capacity building work in Nepal and surrounding countries across the region.
3 Fundraising Adventures
3 Fundraising Galas
Over $1 million raised
Thousands of life-changing surgeries performed
Turia’s passion and commitment for our work is selfless and unwavering. She has changed thousands of lives through building awareness, and fundraising for people in developing countries.
– Prue Ingram, Interplast CEO