Everyday Heroes

We are only as good as the team around us, from our partners to our office staff, the team that turns the wheels. Yet every now and then, there are others that put their hands up to lend their support, no attention required, no questions asked. 

These are our Everyday Heroes:

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Basil Sellers AM, Patron First XI

Basil Sellers AM is a passionate and avid champion of Steve Waugh AO, and the Steve Waugh Foundation.  

A Patron from our first days, Basil has also been the rare champion behind supporting the Foundation’s vision of a coordinated national approach to World Rare Disease Day in Australia – held on the last day of February every year.

With Basil’s help we have been able to raise the profile of World Rare Disease Day, support media campaigns, marketing & promotional materials, Rare Disease Day events, and more recently our Foundation Rare Stars event.

In February 2011, for the first time in Australia, 8 major organisations supporting rare diseases were brought together by the Steve Waugh Foundation for a media call and morning tea at the Sydney Opera House to draw attention to those living with rare diseases.

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Kerry & Gary Johnson, Patrons First XI

Patrons Gary & Kerry Johnston are big hearted, valued, long-time supporters of the Foundation.

Generous contributors to our major bi-annual fundraising event, Forever Green and other major fundraising events, they continue to host guests at our events and introduce numerous business colleagues, associates, family and friends to the Foundation, those we help, and who help us.

Kerry Johnston is a dedicated supporter of our annual Rare Stars Day and continues to host a number of her own special events to raise significant funds for the Foundation

In 2010 Kerry was awarded The Steve Waugh Foundation ‘Fundraiser of the Year Award’.

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Duncan Kerr

Volunteer since Day 1.

Is there anything this man cannot do?

Duncan Kerr has been a volunteer of the Steve Waugh Foundation since its inception in 2005. The first to put his hand up to help out, Duncan has been at almost every Foundation event, including our Forever Green dinners and Rare Star Day. 

A paramedic by day, Duncan's support at events and assistance with our kids is immeasurable - he is equally capable liaising with our corporate partners as he is with meeting the special needs of our kids at our events.

Duncan is a true all-rounder and a valued member of Team Waugh.