Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2020 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Belinda Currie, Tunarama Ambassador 2020!! Belinda was sponsored by Mitre 10 Port Lincoln and raised funds for Royal Flying Doctor Service.

<< Back to 2013

Shelley Fiegert

I’m Shelley Fiegert. I grew up on our family farm at Butler Tanks, just outside of Tumby Bay. My schooling began at Ungarra Primary School moving on to Tumby Bay Area School for year’s 8, 9 & 10 and for my final senior years I went away to Immanuel College in Adelaide where I was chosen to be their school captain. From there I have worked, studied and in my later years travelled.

To me travelling has helped shape me into the person I am today. The challenges and experiences I was given whilst away from home has made me a stronger person and although I am privileged to have explored other parts of our country and the world there really is no place like home.

My family means the world to me. My dad, mum, sisters, brother-in-law and my gorgeous nieces and nephew are the greatest support network an entrant could ever. They have always given me 100% support in what ever I decide to do.

As well as my family, home and travelling music is a big part of my life. I have been singing since I can remember and taught myself guitar so I had an instrument to sing along to. I have sung in choirs & bands at different events/functions and have recently started up a duo with a friend here in Port Lincoln.

I love sport. I play tennis, netball and am a volunteer sports trainer for Eyre United Football Club. I believe being fit and healthy is the key to a good life. I enjoy my time at the gym and partaking in outdoor activities, especially on the water.

I have my perfect job working for Swim with the Tuna as their office manager, although, my role within the company is forever changing and I see myself growing with them in the future. The tourism industry definitely keeps me on my toes as I endeavor to think of new ways and strategies to attract more tourists to Port Lincoln.

In my spare time I deliver meals on wheels and am studying my Diploma of Management.

I was honored when approached by Calypso Star Charters to be their 2013 Tunarama Quest Entrant and accepted this new venture with great enthusiasm.

I am so proud to be supporting Novita Children’s Services here in Port Lincoln, formally The Crippled Children’s Association, and raising much needed funds for our little Novita Stars.

Novita is the not-for-profit service provider that has cared for children with disabilities and special needs for more than 70 years. It provides essential therapy, equipment and family support to more than 2000 young South Australians, having 36 Children and their families here in Port Lincoln and the Lower Eyre Peninsula.

Their team of expert staff includes occupational therapists, speech pathologist, psychologists, social workers and physiotherapists, who work together with families to give those children the best possible start to life.

They prescribe equipment and technologies such as wheelchairs, walkers and communication devices to help young clients connect with their worlds – at home, at school and in the playground.

Being able to help these children gives me drive to be able to do more for the community. They money I raise will stay in Port Lincoln and the Lower Eyre Peninsula and help children with special needs and their families and help towards new equipment, much needed therapy and family support.

My Journey so far in the Tunarama Quest has been very memorable. I have not only learnt more about myself, raising donations, public speaking, organising and coordinating events but also about the children and the amazing service Novita provides.

I want to thank in advance – Calypso Star Charters for being my Sponsors, Swim with the Tuna for being patient, giving me the time to focus on my fundraising and for their on going support, my hard working committee, and to my family and friends.