DURING the week, Fairley’s IGA Shepparton showed its support for organ and tissue donation awareness, launching their special range of Zaidee’s Apples.
Local supplier, Wintersun Fruit, have packaged their fruit in specially designed two kilo Zaidee bags and in an even greater gesture of support, both Fairley’s IGA and Wintersun Fruit will donate 10 cents from every bag sold to Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.
Zaidee’s Apples and Pear bags will be sold right across Victoria to many other IGA stores and independent fruit outlets ensuring that the message has an even greater reach.
Kim and Allan Turner created Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation in memory of their daughter, Zaidee Turner. Zaidee tragically and suddenly died in 2004 at the age of seven after suffering a burst blood vessel in her brain.
Of the 130,000 Australians who died in 2004, only 218 were organ donors. Of the 103 children under the age of 16 who died at the Royal Children’s Hospital that year, Zaidee was the only Victorian child to donate her organs and tissues.
Mr Turner said, “We’re very privileged and proud to have a local business get behind Zaidee on such a grand scale.”
“When you look at it there’s not too many products named after a little girl, it’s very special.”