Glenn Sails In As Fundraising Finalist

Stroke Foundation

A Mornington Peninsula survivor of stroke who turned his passion for sailing into a fundraiser and awareness event has been recognised for giving back to his community.

Mt Martha’s Glenn Browne has been named a finalist for Stroke Foundation’s 2024 Fundraiser of the Year award category at this year’s annual Stroke Awards.

Glenn had a stroke in 2020 and spent two months in rehabilitation learning how to walk and talk again. Almost four years on, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

In 2022 and 2023, Glenn turned his love for sailing into a fundraising opportunity and started an event called Sail4Stroke at the Mornington Yacht Club. The events collectively raised more than $8,000 for Stroke Foundation and helped spread awareness across the Peninsula.

The Stroke Awards celebrate the unsung heroes in our community who go above and beyond to improve the lives of Australians affected by stroke. This includes the survivors of stroke, carers, volunteers, fundraisers, health professional, researchers and members of the community.  

Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Dr Lisa Murphy congratulated Glenn on his achievement.

“Glenn has overcome great challenges and his determination and drive is to be admired.” Dr Murphy said.

” We are so thankful for Glenn’s support and for his passion to help others. The money raised through his sailing event is going a long way in helping Stroke Foundation continue to do important work in stroke prevention, treatment and support.”

The Fundraiser of the Year category recognises people who have gone above and beyond to raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia.

There are eight categories in total: Stroke Warrior, Improving Life After Stroke, Creative, Courage, First Nations Stroke Excellence, Fundraiser of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and President’s Achievement.  

The Stroke Awards will take place In Melbourne on May 3 and will be livestreamed.

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