Freo to Leed­erville walk is a sure thing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By CE­LESTE GOR­RELL ANSTISS

WHAT started as a friendly wa­ger be­tween two western sub­urbs busi­ness­men is set to cul­mi­nate in a tutu-clad walk of shame across Perth, all in the name of char­ity.

In Oc­to­ber last year, Psaros chief ex­ec­u­tive and West Coast Ea­gles spon­sor Danny Psaros ac­cepted the chal­lenge, which was set down by fel­low football fa­natic Res­o­lute Fi­nance prin­ci­pal Alan Pav­isich.

The bet hinged on whether the Ea­gles would make the AFL fi­nals; the loser agree­ing to don a red tutu and walk from Fre­man­tle to West Leed­erville.

With the Ea­gles hav­ing se­cured a place in the fi­nals, Mr Pav­isich’s at­tire for the 20km walk has been con­firmed.

Mr Psaros, who will walk along­side, said the chal­lenge orig­i­nated as a friendly bet but had taken on a more sig­nif­i­cant pur­pose.

“We agreed this was a good op­por­tu­nity to raise money for Red­kite, so we’re en­cour­ag­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to give gen­er­ously,” he said.

Mr Pav­isich, who is the WA pres­i­dent of Red­kite, said the cause was par­tic­u­larly close to his heart, as his 10-year-old daugh­ter was di­ag­nosed with leukaemia when she was 10 months old.

“Red­kite does an amaz­ing job sup­port­ing chil­dren and young adults with can­cer through­out their whole jour­ney by pro­vid­ing ev­ery­thing from fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, coun­selling, emo­tional and ed­u­ca­tional sup­port. Ev­ery dol­lar do­nated helps a child and their fam­ily go­ing through the can­cer jour­ney.”

To do­nate to the fundrais­ing walk, visit­ psaros-vs-pav­isich.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d441541

Danny Psaros and Alan Pav­isich are walk­ing from Fre­man­tle to Leed­erville for Red­kite.

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