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It's our Father of the Year, 1998
7 January 1998

 

Itís our Father of the Year


Steve Jones of North Sydney, the Mosman Daily nominee, was last Friday named NSW Community Father of the Year.

The announcement of the winner of the inaugural Shepherd Centre Fathers Day Council award was made at a presentation lunch at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Double Bay.
 
Steve, 48, beat 17 other nominees from throughout the Cumberland Newspapers circulation area in greater Sydney and the Central Coast in what was described as an exceptionally high calibre of entrants.

His wife, Ros, daughter Rebecca, 20, and sons Scott, 18, and Bret, 9 were all present to see their dad receive the award. Steve and Ros celebrate 25 years of marriage this week.

His award stems from work associated with the charity Kids Like Brett which Steve formed after his youngest child contracted a rare, potentially fatal disease called Nezelof syndrome.

Steve noticed how the hospital equipment has to be shared by his six-month-old boy and other seriously ill patients.

A cabinetmaker by trade, he founded Kids Like Brett and now buys the equipment direct from manufacturers as the biggest discount he can negotiate from cash donations he also organises.

Nearly nine years on he has raised well over $200,000 and is just as enthusiastic as ever.
 
Brett has made a complete recover. He plays rugby union and will compete in the Transplant Games in Melbourne later this month.

Kids Like Brett can be contacted on 9955 5494.

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