Only 8 days to go!


A few guests have asked me about the order of the day, so here is a reminder of the ‘whats’ and ‘what nots’ for the event.  It is only 8 days away so if you haven’t notified me whether you are going, please send me a private message, ‘Like’ the event on Facebook or drop me an email to Thank you. Shelagh


A Stroke of Poetry Book Launch and Stroke Foundation Fundraiser

Sunday 29 November
Remember it’s at Caloundra Power Boat Club in the Pelicans Room (upstairs)
Only cash on the day for book sales, raffle tickets, stroke wrist bands and bar purchases. Bring low denominations of cash if possible.
Kindly donated…Stroke Wrist bands. $2 each and entry into lucky door prize
Every guest receives a free drink of champagne or orange juice upon arrival. Tea and coffee will be available also.

Over 20 wonderful raffle prizes donated. All proceeds to the Stroke Foundation
Friends, family and everyone welcome. Spread the word.

Please RSVP by Monday 23/11 for catering purposes
Our singer/musician will be the lovely Caitlin Gibney
Even a few platters of nibbles on the tables to keep hunger at bay
Ted Gibbs, Stroke Ambassador will be talking about Stroke awareness and prevention
Remember this is an afternoon of celebration, fun and fundraising
You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable but if you would like to wear something blue in support of the Stroke Foundation, that would be great. Contact me for further information on FB or

Please keep following my blog over the coming week for more news on the amazing raffle prizes being donated and the wonderful reviews from those who have already read my book.

Tracey Keller (Artist of Life!) donates her beautiful cushion covers

I first met Tracey Keller at an inspirational evening two years ago, where my friend Neil Collie was talking about how he survived his stroke and his motivation to run a marathon.Tracey Keller also presented and listening to her life, her setbacks and how she continued on with many challenges was so inspiring. Tracey’s artwork is beautiful and there is a display at Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba if you are passing. Tracey donates a lot to charity but after a short email request, these three beautiful cushions covers arrived in the post for our raffle. Whose lounge will they be adorning very soon?  TK cushion covers

Me and Mel

MAB Training vouchers donated


MAB Personal Training & Adventures and my good friend Melinda Bingley, have a huge part to play in my recovery. Following on from my post stroke depression, I was not in a ‘happy place’ and Melinda understood me, and offered to help me with both physical and mental fitness challenges. Me and MelWithout a doubt, had it not been for Mel, I would not have the positive mindset I now hold. MABPT have kindly donated two vouchers, each offering 2 x FREE 30 minute personal training sessions AND 2 weeks unlimited boot camps. This is a high value raffle prize and the best of luck to the recipient.