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World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year. One in ten babies are born too early – more than 27,000 each year in Australia alone.

Giving birth to a child is one of the paramount, most positive experiences in life. Having a baby born too soon can be a significant trauma for families worldwide. Raising awareness of preterm birth is the first step to defeating it. Turosi Giving went along to support those in need and raise awareness in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Kandida Robertson Production Coordinator Turosi Brisbane with Melissa Melville, Nurse Unit Manager NoeRESQ and Lucy Cooke, Medical Director, NeoRESQ both from the Department of Neonatology, Women’s, and Newborn Services. Both who successfully retrieved Kandida’s little baby girl Evelyn born early herself.

Kandida Robertson Production Coordinator Turosi, James Cann Human Resources Coordinator, Eagle Farm with Simone Garske – CEO of Royal Brisbane Women’s Foundation

Adriana Gomberg – National Partnerships Manager Life’s little treasures


15 MILLION babies

Are born premature each year. Premature birth is the number one cause of death among children under the age of five.

1 MILLION children

Die each year due to complications of preterm birth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Turosi Giving Vision?

Our Vision is an organisation where ‘giving’ is firmly embedded into its culture.

What is the Turosi Giving Mission?

Our Mission is to present opportunities to our employees through which they can actively contribute towards and to inspire others to take part in charitable activations which not only benefit others but enrich their own lives in the process.

What events does Turosi Giving undertake?

The organisation plans to carry out a range of signature events each year. These events are designed to engage key stakeholders associated with the company such as sponsors, employees, business partners, and local community groups.

How do Employees participate?

Turosi encourages employees to participate in the Volunteering Program by offering two days paid leave per year to be used for the purpose of volunteering with a not-for-profit organisation of their choice. To encourage employee participation, short term volunteer positions are sourced from within our existing networks of approved charities.

What is the Gala Ball?

This, our signature fundraising event has become a greatly anticipated fixture on many calendars. With your help over the years, Turosi Giving has distributed more than $1million to those in need. At Turosi we are extremely privileged to have business partners and friends, who share our vision and desire to make a difference to those who are less fortunate.