Triathlon WA member and professional athlete, Matt Burton, has taken on an exciting challenge this year to raise money for Telethon. By riding from Busselton to Perth, Matt aims to raise $100,000 for Telethon and the organisations they support, such as the Perth Children's Hospital.
"Supporting a West Australian community charity is close to every West Australian. In some way we are directly or indirectly impacted by the support Telethon has offered to the community for years so it’s just an opportunity to give a very small part back.
Awareness is not gathered by the number of kilometres I ride but by the way in which the effort resonates amongst the community. What I am doing is not near the effort many young West Australians are faced with in the early stages of their life, but it is an effort to show that the wider community care.
Giving money to telethon is what generates activity but raising awareness is what creates legacy, a legacy I am proud to be part of.
More personally, the Children’s hospital (then PMH) assisted me with support throughout my childhood so now I am using the channels I can (sport) to show support in return.”
If you would like to support Matt's fundraising ride, you can donate here.
All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and will go towards a fantastic WA charity.