Help­ing hand for fa­ther of four

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

IF you could cre­ate the per­fect fa­ther, John Kir­wan-Ward would come pretty close.

The fa­ther of four girls has al­ways been there to lend a help­ing hand with main­te­nance and odd jobs around the house – so much so that one of his daugh­ters de­cided he needed a break.

Suzanne Sheri­dan en­tered her fa­ther in the Look Lo­cal WA Fa­ther Fix com­pe­ti­tion last month.

She said af­ter a mi­nor in­ci­dent with a hedge trim­mer, she de­cided it would be good if he could get a help­ing hand with his gar­den­ing.

The com­pe­ti­tion asked read­ers to tell Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group why their fa­ther de­served a break, with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing $500 to­wards hir­ing a trades­per­son through

“Dad was shocked when we gave it to him,” Mrs Sheri­dan said.

“He has al­ways been there for us girls, so it was nice to give him some­thing back.”

Stu­art Sadding­ton from Gone Gar­den­ing helped out with the job and now Mr Kir­wan-Ward’s gar­den is look­ing bet­ter than ever.

“He’s even had neigh­bours ask him how his gar­den is look­ing so good,” Mrs Sheri­dan said.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d443649

Stu­art Sadding­ton from Gone Gar­den­ing, with Suzanne Sheri­dan and her fa­ther John Kir­wan-Ward.

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