In June 2011 the most unimaginable tragedy struck the Guerra family. In the early hours of a Sunday morning their family home caught fire,Mum Kylie, Dad Tony, and daughter Britney,10, were trapped inside. Thankfully other daughter Marlie was at her grandmothers.
Tony did what any husband and father would do, in a great act of heroism he rescued his wife then returned to the burning inferno to rescue Britney who suffered from cerebral palsy making it near impossible for her to get out quickly.
Both Tony and Britney lost their lives in the fire on that sad morning.
Britney's life was one plagued with hardships yet she still achieved so much in her short life and was known for her zest for life inspiring those who knew her everywhere she went. The entire Guerra family were well known throughout the community on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.
Mum Kylie has established the Britney All Smiles Foundation in memory of her daughter to raise funds for children with special needs. Parents of children with special needs must commit themselves 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their lives can become consumed by the huge amount of assistance these children need.
The Goal of the Foundation: Essentially, Kylie wants to build a purpose built respite facility for special needs children.It will include specialist equipment, inspirational playground and specially designed programs and activities to assists these children with reaching their goals and dreams.
Join Kylie and the local community of the Southern Peninsula in the first fundraiser for the foundation. Sunday 13th November 2011 at Portsea Hotel from 7pm. Finger food, music and door prizes are included in the ticket price.
Tickets cost $50. Drinks available at bar prices.
For tickets and more information about the foundation please contact:
Janet Patten (0422 257 547) Ralph Mansfield (0418 328 216) Gerard Clarke (0434 690 534)
Therese Younes (0431 427 262) Kat Sillars (0402 913 309) Donna Thompson (0423 049 441)