A fair start to life - AUD $10

The Fr Bob Maguire Foundation

A fair start to life

The Father Bob Foundation provides scholarships from Year 7 to Year 12 to enable kids to receive a first-class education.

Your $10 donation will help us get kids off the street and onto a fair start to life.


Kerry has grown up fast, much faster than most 14 year-olds are meant to. Her father left when she was six, but not before a history of family violence towards Kerry’s mother, Christine. Unable to cope with her domestic situation, Christine began to drink heavily and pretty much abandoned her daughter.

Kerry spent time in State care. Fortunately, Christine was able to turn her life around with the help of supporting welfare agencies. For the Father Bob Foundation, the pressing issue has been to keep Kerry in school and, in the early years, to find alternative accommodation when Christine’s behaviour became a concern to Kerry’s wellbeing.

The Foundation has been working with Kerry and Christine and is proud that Kerry has proven to be a great student. Where once was darkness, the Fr Bob Education Fund has helped to focus light on Kerry’s future.

*Names have changed to protect the privacy of the people involved