Subiaco businessman teams up with teenager to complete epic bike ride for Telethon

Subiaco businessman teams up with teenager to complete epic bike ride for Telethon
Matt Fuller is raising money for Telethon through a 24-hour cycling fitness challenge,
Matt Fuller is raising money for Telethon through a 24-hour cycling fitness challenge,

SUBIACO businessman Matt Fuller and 14-year-old Aaron Parkes will embark on a two-and-a-half day ride from Geraldton to Perth today raising money for Telethon.

Mr Fuller, who owns Fuller Fitness, met Aaron at Telethon last year after the teenager from Dalyellup completed a solo ride from Koorda to Perth to raise money for Telethon.

Aaron is the oldest of five children and his younger brother and sister Lachlan (12) and Jasmine (11) have medical issues that have required regular visits to Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for most of their lives.

He said he wanted to raise money for Telethon to help them research and find cures for children’s sickness.

“I have seen what my brother and sister have to go through at PMH and I hope the money we raise can help other families so they don’t have to go through the same,” Aaron said.

Known for his 24-hour physical challenges at Telethon each year, Mr Fuller said he was keen to get back on the saddle and pedal with Aaron on this latest adventure.

“Young Aaron at his age is an inspiration,” the West Leederville resident said.

“He shows such maturity, dedication and a strong will in putting others first.

“I was easily motivated to want to help this young man achieve his goals of giving back.”

The duo leaves today and will finish in Osborne Park on Sunday.

To donate, visit www.everydayhero.com.au/snooze-ride-for-telethon.