Pedal power for kids

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

COMO res­i­dent John Sin­na­mon took part in this year’s Ride For Sick Kids WA to help raise funds for se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies from re­gional WA.

Dur­ing the four-day bike ride, Mr Sin­na­mon rode 450km around the South-West, start­ing in Mar­garet River on Novem­ber 18.

Or­gan­ised by Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties, funds raised from this year’s ride will go to­ward the op­er­at­ing costs of the new $27 mil­lion Ron­ald McDon­ald House in Perth.

The house cares for up to 47 re­gional fam­i­lies a night and Mr Sin­na­mon said the fa­cil­ity played an in­te­gral role in sup­port­ing peo­ple from all over the State.

“I know many fam­i­lies from the South-West call Ron­ald McDon­ald House their home­away-from, so it’s nice to be able to cy­cle through their re- gion in sup­port of all fam­i­lies go­ing through a dif­fi­cult time,” he said.

The new Ron­ald McDon­ald House has been built adjacent to the new chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal in Ned­lands and is due to open in De­cem­ber.

In its fourth year, the ride has raised more than $1 mil­lion for Ron­ald McDon­ald House and this year’s fundrais­ing will help cover run­ning costs.

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