TINA’S Big Hearted Boys calendar is now available to purchase to assist in raising funds and awareness about heart conditions in memory of Tina Nelson.
In March 2013, Matt Nelson suddenly lost his his wife, Tina, at the age of 38 to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Tina and Matt’s two sons also suffer from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the family is raising funds to put towards HeartKids, a health charity dedicated to providing support to families of children with heart disease.
“Well it has been quite a journey, however I am pleased to advise that the Tina’s Big Hearted Boys calendar has been printed, wrapped and ready to be hung, so to speak, for 2015,” Matt said.
“Perfect pressie for Christmas or to accompany this year’s tax return to let the ATO know you’re serious about causing harm, should an unfavourable assessment occur.”
The calendars are a part of the most recent fundraiser and feature photos of prominent local figures at their typical place of work but not in their typical dress. The calendars are being sold for $25 each, along with stubby holders for $7 each or both for $30.
“Tina would be extremely embarrassed to have featured on such a production but immensely proud by the generous contributions for HeartKids – an organisation she was incredibly passionate about,” Matt said.
“The beauty of this calendar is, should the ‘talent’ not be to your liking, you can replace a page with a picture of Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Peter Bicknell, Jim Andreadis, David McKenzie, Justin Hanney, Rob Jones or Brad Ostermeyer.”
Matt expressed thanks to the generous efforts of Darren Hall and the Prominent Group in Shepparton.
“Darren and his team have been a wonderful support to our family since Tina’s passing and have been a constant supporter of our fundraising initiatives,” Matt said.
According to Matt, they have already raised over $1,200 from this initiative, meaning they are closing in on the $40,000 mark for HeartKids in memory of Tina.
The calendars and stubby holders can be ordered from www.inmemoryoftina.com or by calling Matt directly at 03 5821 9177.