O’Connor Play and Learn raises $1800 for Telethon Adventurers


Sharna Clifford and Asleigh Garbin (wearing glasses).
Sharna Clifford and Asleigh Garbin (wearing glasses).

MORE than 20 riders cycled almost 700km without ever leaving O’Connor.

The feat was a fundraising effort from O’Connor Play and Learn, with 23 volunteers taking turns to ride stationary bikes at Freo Fitness over 12 hours last weekend to raise money for research into childhood cancer.

The group raised $1800, with the money to be donated to The Telethon Adventurers.

O’Connor Play and Learn centre manager Candice Gertau said the fundraiser was a huge success.

“Our first riders started at 6am Saturday morning and our last riders finished with 90-minute rides to end at 6pm,” she said.

“Throughout the day there were spectators that braved the rain to cheer the riders on and grab a sausage sizzle.

“From the success of this event, O’Connor Play & Learn will definitely see to plan another event such as this.”