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Steve's ready to sizzle, Mosman Daily
19 December 2007

Steve’s ready to sizzle

Milsons Point will host Sydney’s biggest sausage sizzle on New Years Eve.  And the event, to be held at Bradfield Park, is for a good cause.
In its second year running, organiser Steve Jones plans to beat last year’s barbie which made about $25,000 for his Kids Like Brett charity.
“If we sell everything we’ve got at the moment we’ll end up with $32,000 at the end of the night but we still need more sausages,” he said.
Mr Jones set up the charity after his son Brett struggled to survive a rare immune deficiency and was not expected to live more than 12 months. Today Brett is still alive and kicking at the age of 18 and hopes to one day be a Wallaby.
Mr Jones in 18 years has raised more than $700,000 to buy medical equipment to improve the lives of sick children.

“It’s almost a fulltime job for me, we’re always trying to get the news out there and let people know that we’re all about the kids and that 100 per cent of profits go straight to them”, he said.

Mr Jones has sole rights to see food at Bradfield Park on the night. “I think last year people thought because you can’t bring your own alcohol in, that it was an alcohol-free zone, but there are two big bars set up and it’s our job to supply the snags to go with it”, he said.
Mr Jones is also collecting donations from the public before the night. “I’m going to draw a name out of a bucket of everyone who sends us a donation and they get to eat right here under the bridge at a plastic table, plastic chairs and we’ll give them dinner of a sausage sizzle, champagne and a chicken kebab”, he said.

Donations can be sent to Kids Like Brett Campaign Ltd, 11 Ancrum St, North Sydney.
Annabel Sinclair
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