Hard yards for cancer

Thrillseeker Wayne Lamb puts himself through the wringer to raise money for sick kids. Picture: Marcus Whisson d400313
Thrillseeker Wayne Lamb puts himself through the wringer to raise money for sick kids. Picture: Marcus Whisson d400313

The self-confessed thrillseeker from Bicton Wayne Lamb has been doing it all as part of the Telethon Adventurer’s team, raising money for childhood cancer research.

‘I’m on a mission, with hundreds of others,’ he said. ‘I want to find a cure, that’s my main reason and I think we can.’

To take part in the adventures, participants pay their own way and then raise money, which is distributed to the Telethon Adventurers beneficiaries including Princess Margaret Hospital and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

‘So far, I have raised about $35,000 and have had some great support including the team at Coolico Blinds. Later this year we are planning to hold a dinner dance to boost it over $50,000.’

The father of three healthy children said his decision to become a telethon adventurer started when he heard Emily Parish speak at an event.

‘After having a near death accident in 2009 I decided to dedicate my time and effort to helping people who are less fortunate and was looking for a charity to support. When I heard Emily I knew that was where I wanted my money to go,’ he said.

‘I am very lucky to be alive and appreciate everything I have in this world including my healthy children. I personally know children who have been affected by cancer and I cannot think of a better charity to give something too.’

Mr Lamb returned from his latest adventure last week where he conquered Kokoda with 13 other team members.

‘The Kokoda for a Cure challenge was really tough,’ he said. ‘We did it in six-and-a-half days instead of the normal nine days.’

‘It was our challenge to do it quicker than normal because we are adventurers as we wanted to take ourselves out of the comfort zone.’

The challenge raised $50,000 for the Telethon Adventurers.

Mr Lamb plans to walk the Bibbulmun Track in September and jump out of a plane again in October for the 2013 Jump for a Cure.

Chamonix Challenge 2012 – raised $8512

USA Tour for a Cure 2012 – raised $20,310

Jump for a Cure 2012 – raised $100

Others 2012 donations – raised $5000

Kokoda For a Cure 2013 – raised $940