Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei and Matt Fuller grind it out for Telethon 2015

Matt Fuller and UFC fighter Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei prepare for their 24-hour ergo grinder challenge. Picture: Martin Kennealey         www.communitypix.com.au   d443518
Matt Fuller and UFC fighter Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei prepare for their 24-hour ergo grinder challenge. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d443518

DESPITE vowing that his days of gruelling 24-hour challenges were over, Matt Fuller will be back for Telethon 2015, this time on the ergo grinder.

The former rugby league player has called on UFC fighter Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei to join him for this year’s challenge to raise money for Telethon.

“We can keep each other company and motivate each other,” Mr Fuller said.

“The last 12 hours to reach 24 is very mentally hard.”

Palelei said 24 hours was nothing compared to what sick children went through at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

The father of three is no stranger to PMH; his youngest son Jonah (9) was diagnosed with epilepsy last year.

However, he said spending 24 hours on the ergo grinder would be very different to his usual strength and conditioning and sparring training sessions.

This will be the sixth 24-hour challenge for Fuller, who has two children.

“We raised $60,000 last year so we hope to break $100,000 this year,” he said.

Sponsor Peard Real Estate has got the fundraising tally started with a $40,000 donation.

Donate online or visit the duo at Telethon from October 17 to 18.