A fund has been set up in honour of Tony Smart, the husband of radio host Robin Bailey.
A statement on the 97.3FM website says:
We have been overwhelmed by the positive messages sent to Robin, her three boys and the 97.3fm family over the last week after the sudden loss of Tony Smart.
Tony loved kids and he loved sport. He always wanted every kid to be able to realise their sporting potential, regardless of their personal circumstances.
Many Brisbanites have been so generous in reaching out and asking if they can help. In honour of Tony, a special fund administered through the Future State Greats Aspirations4Kids program, has been set up to provide kids with these opportunities – any kid, any sport!
You can donate via direct transfer to this account:
Account Name Future State Greats
Bank QT Mutual Bank
Account Number: 1661901
If you would prefer to donate via credit card you can do so online here:
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
It’s been reported today that radio host Robin Bailey’s husband Tony Smart has tragically taken his own life after battling depression for many years.
The couple have three sons aged 14, 12 and 10.
A spokesperson for the Australian Radio Network said in a statement:
“Yesterday we were saddened by the terrible news that Tony Smart, husband to Robin Bailey took his own life. Tony had been suffering from depression.
“Robin is a beloved member of 97.3’s breakfast team and we extend our deepest sympathy to her, her three young boys and Robin & Tony’s entire families. This is obviously very difficult for them and we appreciate Robin and her family’s need for privacy. Robin will be making no further comment at this time.”
Robin Bailey is part of the Robin, Terry and Bob Breakfast team on Brisbane’s 97.3 fm. She’s also a frequent guest on Channel 9’s Weekend Today.
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