Help Kev make this Xmas Special for his Family

One month after celebrating four years of remission from having nasopharyngeal  cancer, Kev was informed that his cancer has returned, however this time it is extremely serious and spread more throughout his body. Kev has already started intense treatment but the prognosis is not positive. Kev wants to be able to buy some items for his family, so they are in the best possible position to exceed at life. 

Kev's wish is to be able to provide his beautiful family a Christmas that will be able to set them up for the future. This includes providing his children with the necessary items like a laptop or tablet to help them excel at their first year of high school, Christmas presents and to buy some new furniture for home. Being able to get these small items for Christmas will ensure in the hard times ahead they can have some memories of when they were able to spend some fun time together. 

Kev has never been one to put himself before others. He joined the Royal Australian Navy in January 1989 as a Marine Technician and continues to this day to unselfishly serve his country.  Kev has been on multiple tours to the middle east, as well as many deployments to south east Asia and beyond. The last time Kev had this cancer, he and his family moved to Shoalhaven for a sea change to assist with his recovery and provide a better lifestyle.

He also has been an extremely active volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service since 1994 in both the Northern Beaches and Shoalhaven areas. He has held the position of Captain for four years and currently holds the position of Senior Deputy Captain. Kev's leadership throughout many dangerous and stressful firefighting campaigns including the Victoria 2009 Black Saturday fires, the 2013 Blue Mountains fires and more recently fires throughout NSW since the beginning of August 2019, has resulted in many members developing their skills to become future leaders. 

Kev and his family have many hard times ahead but he is hoping to be able to provide his family a Christmas they can remember.

Donations (128)

  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Luke Robinson
Cottage Point NSW
Kevin Shadforth

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