‘Hulk’ up for chal­lenge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds - By DENISE S. CAHILL

DE­SPITE vow­ing that his days of gru­elling 24-hour chal­lenges were over, West Leed­erville res­i­dent Matt Fuller will be back for Telethon 2015, this time on the ergo grinder.

The for­mer rugby league player has called on UFC fighter Soa “The Hulk” Palelei to join him for this year’s chal­lenge to raise money for Telethon.

“We can keep each other com­pany and mo­ti­vate each other,” Mr Fuller said.

“The last 12 hours to reach 24 is very men­tally hard.”

Mr Palelei said 24 hours was noth­ing com­pared to what sick chil­dren went through at Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal.

The fa­ther of three is no stranger to PMH, as his youngest son Jonah (9) was di­ag­nosed with epilepsy last year.

He said spend­ing 24 hours on the ergo grinder would be very dif­fer­ent to his usual strength and con­di­tion­ing and spar­ring train­ing ses­sions.

This will be the sixth 24-hour chal­lenge for Mr Fuller, who has two chil­dren.

“We raised $60,000 last year, so we hope to break $100,000 this year,” he said.

Spon­sor Peard Real Es­tate has got the fundrais­ing tally started with a $40,000 do­na­tion.

Do­nate at https://mat­tand­soa24hrgrind.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au /telethon or visit the duo at Telethon from Oc­to­ber 17 to 18.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d443518

Matt Fuller has re­cruited UFC fighter Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei for his latest 24-hour chal­lenge, this time on an ergo grinder.

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