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New generation ready to pitch in

Todd Baker is keeping his father's legacy alive by helping out families with seriously ill children through Ronald McDonald House Perth.

His father Glenn Baker became a regular at Princess Margaret Hospital in 1985 when his three-year-old son Adam was diagnosed with leukaemia.

After recognising the need for somewhere for families to stay while their children were in hospital, Glenn and his wife Beverley helped establish the Ronald McDonald House.

By the time it opened in 1991, Adam had lost his battle with cancer. Now the next generation of Bakers are honouring the family legacy.

Todd and wife Danielle recently joined the committee of the Red Shoe Society - a group of young professionals who aim to raise awareness of the Ronald McDonald House.

"I've seen the amazing work my parents have done over many years and I thought it was time for me to start lending a helping hand," he said.

The Red Shoe Society is hosting a Black and White Derby Day Party at Ascot Racecourse tomorrow.

Tickets can be bought at

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