Going in to bat for charity

Super effort... Marjan Stolte is raising funds for local children. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d406866
Super effort... Marjan Stolte is raising funds for local children. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d406866

Bentley resident Marjan Stolte, or batgirl, and teammate Belinda Edwards, or catwoman, are on a mission to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia.

The pair will be among 40 participants cycling through rugged terrain in the Ride For Someone Who Can’t Dwellingup 100 challenge.

Participants ride for someone living with muscular dystrophy, and Ms Stolte and Ms Edwards will be riding for 16-year-old Dylan Stewart, of Seville Grove.

‘Our aim is to draw as much attention as we can to muscular dystrophy,’ Ms Stolte said.

‘It’s a terrible condition and it’s really hard for the people who have it.

‘Dylan is friends with Belinda’s son, so we have a special connection with him. Taking part in the ride is something small we can do to help make life easier for him.’

To train for the extreme 40km ride, Ms Stolte has been cycling from her home in Bentley to her work in Armadale each day.

She hopes to raise $5000 for Muscular Dystrophy WA.

Since 2010, more than $250,000 has been raised through the ride.

All funds raised will go towards Muscular Dystrophy WA’s community support services and research.

To get behind Ms Stolte and Ms Edwards, donate through https://rideforsomeonewhocant2013.everydayhero.com/au/mountain-queens.