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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30 2008
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 31, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Happy to help everyone ZILKA GROGAN Father of the Year nominee Charlie Yuen with his two children -- Justin, 8, and Bianca, 11. Picture: Joe Murphy ~PP172401 CHARLIE Yuen might seem like an ordinary dad but, for his 11-year-old daughter Bianca, he is a superhero. Bianca, who lives in Homebush with her family, said she nominated her dad for the Inner-West Weekly Community Father of the Year, which supports The Shepherd Centre, because he is a great role model and deserves the recognition. She said he taught her how to be a good citizen and how to play fairly with her 8-year-old brother Justin. ''Dad always works really, really hard and never stops,'' she said. ''Sometimes if my friends need a little bit of help, he helps them. ''And if he sees people who need a little bit of help around the community, he gives them a hand.'' Since Bianca's mother, Mavis Yuen, returned to work in 2006, Mr Yuen has been particularly helpful around the house. Mrs Yuen said: ''I think he's an all-rounder, he's good at home and very family- orientated. ''Since I've been working, he's been taking days off to do things with the kids. ''He helps with breakfast, making the kids' lunches and putting the laundry out.'' Time is running out to nominate your dad HERE'S your last chance to give your terrific dad the pat on the back he so richly deserves. Nominations for our Com- munity Father of the Year close on Monday, August 4, and nominees will be featured over coming weeks. Fathers can often be over- looked when it comes to hand- ing out praise, but not any more. The Inner-West Weekly,a Cumberland/Courier news- paper, in association with The Shepherd Centre, is searching for an outstanding father to be recognised as the 2008 NSW Community Father of the Year. Your nominee might do amaz- ing things for children in the community or he may just be a remarkable and loving dad to his own family. This paper's finalist, will re- ceive family passes to Sea World on the Gold Coast, Oceanworld Manly, Canter- bury Ice Rink, a Perfume Con- nection mini perfume package, Sony CDs, Penguin books, Meguiar's Car Products includ- ing leather protectorate and car guide book, and double passes to Village Cinemas. He will then be in the running to be the 2008 NSW Community Father of the Year and win a Harvey Norman home enter- tainment prize valued at $5000 and a Perfume Connection maxi perfume package. Write why your nominee is a top dad and send it to Father of the Year, Inner-West Weekly, 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta 2150, or nominate online at Father of the Year website, www.fatheroftheyear.com.au Nominations close on August 4. Conditions apply. (For full terms and conditions visit www.fatheroftheyear.com.au) The 2008 Community Father of the Year will be announced at a special luncheon, attended by the 22 finalists, at Parliament House in Sydney on Friday, September 5.
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