12-year-old Mt Lawley local conquering a marathon for the Heart Foundation

Guildford Grammar student and Mt Lawley local Harrison Webster (12) is raising money for the Heart Foundation.
Guildford Grammar student and Mt Lawley local Harrison Webster (12) is raising money for the Heart Foundation.

A TWELVE-year-old Mount Lawley local is one of thousands of Australians fundraising to fight heart disease this month.

Harrison Webster is taking part in the Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon, which allows participants to conquer a marathon at their own pace and in any place.

They have all of October to run, walk or wheel their way to 42.2 kilometres.

Harrison has also been operating his own lemonade stall to raise money.

“I am raising money for the Heart Foundation because two years ago my grandfather passed away from complications after a cardiac arrest,” Harrison wrote on his stall sign.

“I miss him and I want to do something to honour his memory and help other people with similar issues.”

The Guildford Grammar school student’s grandfather was a well-known doctor in Mount Lawley, and taught his grandson about heart disease using a model heart.

Harrison has kept the heart as a treasured memento.

WA Heart Foundation chief executive Sarah Fordham visited Harrison’s stall and said she was so thankful for his efforts.

“Harrison has made an outstanding contribution to this year’s MyMarathon challenge,” she said.

You can support Harrison in his fundraising at https://mymarathon2018.everydayhero.com/au/harrison-webster/.

To find out more about MyMarathon, visit mymarathon.com.au.