Friends take to pedal power to help Charlie

ride to help kids with MD
ride to help kids with MD

The Wembley Downs and Mt Hawthorn residents will join more than 50 riders who are taking on the gruelling 14km, 40km and 100km tracks as part of Muscular Dystrophy WA’s Ride for Someone Who Can’t campaign.

Mr Mojas said they were inspired by the plight of their friend’s son, who despite being robbed of the ability to walk, was extremely lively and happy.

‘We were already cycling enthusiasts and I think this is just one more reason to get out on the bike and do something we love doing as well as helping out kids with MD,’ he said.

Since 2010, more than $360,000 has been raised through the campaign.

This year, the Muscular Dystrophy WA team is aiming to raise $110,000 to support people living with the condition, for research and for community services.

Muscular Dystrophy WA chief executive John Gummer, who is also riding in the event, said the recent untimely deaths of two young men with muscular dystrophy had highlighted the urgent need for improved services, vital research and targeted support.

‘We simply cannot provide these necessities without funds raised at events such as Ride for Someone who Can’t at the Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100,’ he said.

‘It requires the commitment of our riders and the generosity of the broader WA community.’

Mr Aube, Mr Mojas and Mr Gummer will also be riding with Charlie’s parents, Steve Hughes and Jodie Hatherly, from Mt Lawley, and Subiaco resident Daniel Clifton-Simms.

To make a donation, visit https://rideforsomeonewho au/team-charlie