‘Sisters’ pedal for charity

Rachael Davenport, Brianna and Katie O’Donnell, and Boe Helm.
Rachael Davenport, Brianna and Katie O’Donnell, and Boe Helm.

Rachael Davenport, of Carmel, and Boe Helm, of Bickley, will cycle on behalf of Brianna and Katie O�Donnell in the Ride for Someone Who Can�t challenge.

The pedalling pals will cover 40km of bush tracks through Dwellingup on September 5 to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy WA.

Mrs Davenport said �the very sisters� name was coined by their six-year-old daughters, Mabel and Lucy, who are also close friends and attend Pickering Brook Primary School. �We soon discovered the phrase applied to us too when we were frequently asked if we were twins or sisters,� Mrs Davenport said. �Boe and I are honoured to ride for Brianna and Katie because they can�t choose to do a lot of things we take for granted everyday.�

Mrs Davenport first became involved with muscular dystrophy when her Carmel winery, Myattsfield Vineyards, became the charity�s wine sponsor eight years ago.

�My husband has ridden (in the cycle challenge) for the past four years, I�m usually on the sidelines but this year Boe and I decided to do it for ourselves.�

Visitors to Kalamunda Farmers Market donated more than $230 to �the very sisters� fundraising appeal last Sunday. Aug 9

Also putting his pedal power on the line for muscular dystrophy will be Guildford Resident Leighton Evered, who cares for Joel Slinger.

�Riding for Joel this year will be an honour, he’s a good friend with a truly amazing family.�

Muscular dystrophy is a progressive muscle-wasting condition that confines people to a wheelchair.

To make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.everydayhero.com.au /event/ridefswc2015/ and follow the links to the riders.