Fundraiser does it his way

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -


Times real es­tate ac­count man­ager Paul Skuse had two goals: to raise $1000 and ride 600km for the Great Cy­cle Chal­lenge for Chil­dren’s Can­cer.

Not only did he suc­ceed at both but beat his tar­gets, rais­ing $1789 and rid­ing 626km.

Skuse and his run­ning, walk­ing, swim­ming team Fat Dads has raised al­most $200,000 over the past four years al­though Fat Dads were not in­volved in his ride as they were al­ready com­pet­ing in the Ride to Con­quer Can­cer in the same month.

This is his third year and al­though he has no di­rect link with chil­dren’s can­cer, the fa­ther of three is com­mit­ted to the cause.

Skuse pounded Man­durah’s coastal paths but mostly cov­ered the Swan River bridges as they were more ac­ces­si­ble be­fore he started work.

“I did my usual thing where I got as many kilo­me­tres un­der my belt as pos­si­ble in the first week and it just flowed from there,’’ he said. “I man­aged to get over the 600km line on the Tues­day morn­ing so re­warded my­self with an un­timed, no- pres­sure trun­dle around Man­durah on the Wed­nes­day morn­ing.”

Paul Skuse usu­ally joins the Fat Dads rais­ing money for char­ity but with the other Dads do­ing an­other ride, he took on the Great Cy­cle for Chil­dren’s Can­cer by him­self.

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