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SouthWest Bike Trek raises more than $35,000 for child cancer research

A huge congratulations to the 12 riders who completed a 600km bike ride across WA’s South West, raising a total of $36,376* to help fund vital research to combat childhood cancers.

The team made it to the finish line, relatively unscathed, at Cape Leewin Lighthouse, Augusta, seven days after beginning their journey in Subiaco.

The trek stopped at many locations in WA’s South West along the way, with the team overwhelmed by the support of local communities.

A big thank you to the Leeuwin Lions Club, The Busselton Rotary, Business and Professional Women’s Association, Lions Club of Waroona, Rotary and Lions Club of Harvey, South Bunbury Rotary and several other organisations who kept the hungry riders fed as well as offering generous donations and, in some cases, offering a place to sleep for the night.

Local schools also joined in on the ride, including St Joseph’s School in Waroona and Harvey Primary School who brought along 65 kids and the school principal for a bit of fresh air and exercise.

The event has raised close to $700,000 for child cancer research projects over 16 years. It’s not too late to donate! Donate now to the South West Bike Trek!

*donation total as of 26 October 2018

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Charity rider’s wheel power

COMO resident Katelyn Lush is one of 12 cyclists this week riding from Perth to Augusta for the Southwest Bike Trek. The journey across the South-West started on Sunday in Subiaco and has stops at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta on Saturday.

Ms Lush, the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) executive assistant, said she was no professional cyclist but wanted to give it a crack.
“Two years ago, I cut off my 40cm long hair and shaved my head and raised $13,500 with my friend for charity so this year I thought the bike trek would be the next best thing,” she said.
“I decided to give it a crack and it seemed like a good idea.”

Ms Lush spent 10 months training in the lead-up to the 600km ride. Ms Lush has an Everyday Hero page to raise funds for CLCRF. She has currently raised over $800, beating her goal of $500, but wants to raise more. To donate go to https://bit.ly/2P8J09a.

Source: Southern Gazette (South Perth)

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Como resident Katelyn Lush to embark on 600km Southwest trek

COMO resident Katelyn Lush will be one of 12 cyclists embarking on a six-day ride from Subiaco to Augusta for the Southwest Bike Trek this Sunday. The journey across WA’s iconic South West region will start at Mueller Park, Subiaco, stopping off en route at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta on October 13.

Miss Lush, the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) executive assistant, said although she’s not a professional cyclist, she still wanted to give it a crack.
“Two years ago I cut off my 40cm long hair and shaved my head and raised $13,500 with my friend for charity so this year I thought the bike trek would be the next best thing,” she said.
“I decided to give it a crack and it seemed like a good idea.”

Miss Lush has been training for 10 months, which has helped increase her fitness levels in the lead-up to the 600km long ride.
“I’ve been given tips and I’ve been trained as well,” she said.
“It’s been hard work, I thought I was going to pull out at the beginning of the year as it was a lot more intense than I anticipated but I stuck with it.”

Miss Lush has launched an EverydayHero page to raise funds for CLCRF. She has currently raised over $800, beating her goal of $500, but wants to raise more. To donate go to https://bit.ly/2P8J09a

Source: Western Suburbs Weekly – October 4th, 2018, 02:00PM