Telethon star in­spires friends

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Tyler Brown

ILUKA Telethon Star Kaide Strat­ton is in­spir­ing other chil­dren to chal­lenge them­selves for a cause.

Friends of Kaide will cy­cle 16km around Lake Joon­dalup this Sun­day to raise money for the chil­dren’s char­ity.

Carissa Mowll said her three chil­dren would be tak­ing part.

“My mid­dle son met Kaide back in pre-pri­mary and they have been friends ever since,” she said.

“The Strat­ton fam­ily is like fam­ily to us.

“Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal has been amaz­ing in Kaide’s treat­ment and when he be­came the Telethon boy this year, we wanted to help him to raise do­na­tions and sup­port him in this im­por­tant role.”

She said while most fam­i­lies were pre­par­ing to ride the 16km, there would be three sta­tions set up for chil­dren to be picked up early and for re­fresh­ments “to en­sure all ages and abil­i­ties can be in­volved”.

Mrs Mowll said she hoped the chil­dren would “feel fan­tas­tic af­ter they see what they can achieve and how they can con­trib­ute”.

“It’s about show­ing the chil­dren that many things they take for granted are not al­ways easy for oth­ers and they can use th­ese strengths to help give back,” she said.

“Kaide is in­spi­ra­tional for our chil­dren to be around. His at­ti­tude is ex­cep­tional and he shows you are only limited by your will, imag­i­na­tion and per­sis­tence.”

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Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d487338

Telethon Star Kaide Strat­ton will lead friends on a ride around Lake Joon­dalup.

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