From slippers to running shoes

By Kevin Barnes

I'm doing something sporty for this great cause!

Hi everyone! Most who know me no doubt have seen my posts about my niece Emily who turned 4 in December. She has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and she is in the early stages of an exhaustive chemo treatment. She is in the wonderful hands of world class doctors and nurses at Westmead Children's Hospital and the staff at Ronald McDonald House.

So I want to do something to help Emily's Army.

I’m trading in the Playstation controller for a pair of Mizuno's. I'm going to complete a half marathon at the Western Sydney Marathon on June 1st. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is one of Australia's leading specialist medical centres for kids , offering a safe and friendly healing environment for children from NSW and beyond. The Hospital's expert medical staff care for more than 84,000 critically ill and injured children every year.

That’s why I’ve chosen to raise much needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Supporters


Ma And Pa Barnes

Go Kevin. With all our love and best wishes. From Ma and Pa.


Bateman Family

Go get em Kev! We are with you the whole way xxx


Leslie Ann Kaneb, Fred Tabah




Go get em big fella


Tracy Scuderi

Fcuk Cancer. All the best with your recovery you brave little girl. With family like uncle Kev, you have a strong team in your corner.


Kween Stitch - Victoria Thrum

Our winner of the amazing Kween Stitch tapestry courtesy of Laura Matrljan! And generously bidded by Victoria Thrum!


Benjamin Jenkins

Crush it bro.


Shaun Walsh

bloody awesome work mate, good luck! Go Banana!!!


Meryl And Family

Go Kevin. We are all rooting for Emily, and now for you.


Nick, Anita, Olivia And Jackson

Sending our love to Emily. Good luck with the run Kev!



Run Kevin, Run!! <3


Carl Von Korff

Wishing all of the love in the world to brave lil Emily from Carl & Caitlyn


Chris, Ruth, Danny & Lili

Keep fighting little Emily. Kev, you are a very inspiring Uncle


<michelle Huntley

Good on you Kev, I'm so glad your home xoxoxo


Lauren Clifton

Sending you and your family my love.


Elizabeth Kaneb

I'm routing for her.



Great work Kev.


Heng Family

Get them kays Kev! Love what you're doing and for such a deserving cause


Annie, Troy & Arthur


Ruth Kerschbaumer

Hi Kevy, you are awesome and I love to support you and the hospital. I am thinking of your family and sending you a huge hug. Lots of strudel love xox


Marion Pejaire

You go mate! Sending good vibes to your niece and to your legs so that they carry you all the way to the finish line!


Wendy Plummer

Well done Kevin!



Go Kev!


Ali Graham

Go you good thing!!



Go Kev!


Amy Mcgillivray








Team Clemo



Tiere Shaw

Awesome effort. Well done Kev and I hope you niece is doing ok.


Alana Landsberry


Hillary Tabah


Dan Spallone




Chrissy Validakis