Inspirational Sam to speak on having a go

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Be inspired by the story of Sam Bailey who has beaten the odds of being a quadriplegic and turned tragedy into triumph, to fulfil his dream of being a farmer.

Sam will be the keynote speaker at three upcoming workshops which are being hosted by SEPWA, and will focus on promoting healthy and sustainable farming families.

The evening seminars will be held at Grass Patch, Ravensthorpe and Esperance this month.

They will provide an update on the SEPWA Chemicals contamination project and the Sustainable Farming Families project which is being run nationally.

The Grass Patch and Ravensthorpe seminars will also provide important updates on occupational health and safety and employee relations requirements which will assist employers to provide a healthy and safe working environment.

The Esperance seminar will cover the future of medical services in the Esperance region.

Sam Bailey, a farmer and pilot, will be the keynote speaker. Mr Bailey is also husband of former ABC rural reporter Jenny Bailey.

A road accident turned Sam, a schoolboy sporting hero and outback jackeroo, into a quadriplegic.

But his story is not one of sadness, rather of triumph.

Sam will take the audience on a rollercoaster ride of his life which promises to make people laugh, cry, appreciate what they've got and realise that nothing is impossible.

Sam tells his story in his own down-to-earth laconic style that captures the great Australian spirit of 'having a go'. He has changed the lives of people of all ages, and all walks of life.

The first workshop is at Grass Patch on August 22, from 6 to 9pm, which also includes a buffet dinner. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards the restoration of the Grass Patch old post office.

At Ravensthorpe the next day the second workshop will be held from 4 to 5.30pm. It will be followed by a dinner held in conjunction with the Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN).

The last workshop will be in Esperance on August 25 at the yacht club from 6 to 9pm, including a sit-down buffet dinner.

The workshops and dinner cost $15 for members of SEPWA and RAIN and $25 for non-members.

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To register for any of the events contact Jan Clawson on 0407 990 497 or email <a rel="nofollow">janclawson@bigpond.com </a>

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