JENNY Aramini has helped raise almost $1.5 million for young people affected by cancer and is now getting recognition for it.
The Carlisle resident has been chosen as one of the baton bearers when the Queen’s Baton Relay passes through Perth on February 24 before the Commonwealth Games.
Ms Aramini is the founder and ambassador for Life Cycle for CanTeen, which has raised money through charity cycle events since 1998.
“The idea started after my daughter approached me about riding from Perth to Bunbury and from there she gathered friends who wanted to take part and then it grew into an event.
“So far we’ve done 18 on-road events and six off-road events and raised nearly $1.5 million. I never envisaged that so much money would be raised and I’m proud of the work that the people around me have done.”
Ms Aramini was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to youth and her charity work.
“It was a reward for many years work but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without help from the people around me.”
Among the other local baton bearers is Cloverdale resident Simone McMahon and Kensington resident Bernadette Poynter-Johnson.