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When Brett Jones was born without an immune system his family's life changed forever.

Steve and Roslyn Jones spent more than a year in hospital with Brett as he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. They watched sick kids sharing medical equipment which spread germs and caused additional suffering.

This motivated Steve and Roslyn Jones to set up Kids Like Brett - a charity dedicated to purchasing life-saving medical equipment for sick kids.  Their aim is to help Australia's seriously ill kids grow up to be fit and well - just like Brett. 

An unorthodox approach

Steve decided on a different approach to fund raising. He began raising money to purchase expensive medical equipment at reduced rates to donate to children's hospitals.

Hospitals contact Kids Like Brett and let us know what equipment is needed. Steve talks with the hospital staff to double and triple check that the requested item is the best available for the situation.

Then Steve contacts the manufacturer and negotiates the best possible purchase price. He purchases the live-saving equipment, donates it to the children's hospital and oversees the installation.  100% of funds raised go toward the purchase of life-saving medical equipment for sick kids.

The major beneficiaries of our efforts 

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nepean Hospital
  • Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrine Service, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Radiology Department, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Department of Neonatolgy, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
  • Emergency Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Campbelltown Health Service
  • Department of Paediatrics, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
  • Department of Haematology and Oncology, Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
  • Children's Hospital, South Australia
  • Bear Cottage
  • CareFlight

Awards of recognition

For his outstanding community service Steve has received several awards including:

  • North Sydney Community Award, 2007
  • Australian of the Year, Local Hero - NSW, 2003
  • Community Father of the Year, 1998
  • Energy Australia Community Spirit Award, 1997
  • Royal North Shore Honour Board, 1997
  • 2Day FM Cambelltown Hospital Appeal Award, 1996

Help us save a life. 

Make a donation or contact Steve to discuss how you can lend a hand.

Kids Like Brett raises money from both the public and corporate sectors and has hosted a number of successful community events. All professional services are donated.