Falcon boy to ride from Mandurah to Perth to raise funds for scouts


Seven-year-old Laurence Hoolahan is
excited about his big ride.
Seven-year-old Laurence Hoolahan is excited about his big ride.

Laurence Hoolahan (7) is completing the bold challenge all in the name of charity and hopes to raise $3000.

A proportion of the funds raised will be donated to 1st Falcon Scouts, of which he is a member.

The rest of the funding is to be donated to the Ticket to Life Project in the Philippines, which aims to integrate Filipino street children into society through scouting.

The project reaches out to children living without shelter on the street or in substandard housing classified as slums.

Laurence’s endeavour is already gaining a lot of traction within the community. During the Easter long weekend he placed donation tins on shop counters.

He also has a Go Fund Me page that has tallied more than $500 and has been training to prepare for his ride.

“I’ve been doing lots of training,” Laurence said.

“The other day I did 50km. It was hard work but I never gave up.”

Laurence’s mother Lisa could not be more proud of her son.

“He is full of energy and has a true desire to make a difference in the world through hard work and determination,” she said.

Visit www.gofundme.com/3pvk4shn.