Rider sets goal of $6000 for kids’ charity challenge

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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John Frankham will ride Kalamanda to Northam via Yok and Bindoon and back to Perth for Ronal McDonald House Charities. from
Camera IconJohn Frankham will ride Kalamanda to Northam via Yok and Bindoon and back to Perth for Ronal McDonald House Charities. from Credit: Supplied

Busselton cycling veteran John Frankham is preparing to take on his eighth consecutive Ride for Sick Kids Western Australia, riding 387km to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities WA.

Frankham will begin his journey in Kalamunda on Saturday, May 4, heading north-west to Northam, York, Bindoon and back to Perth, finishing on Tuesday, May 7, with a total fundraising goal of $240,000 for RMHC WA.

He was introduced to the work of Ronald McDonald House when he started working as a McDonald’s licensee in 2002.

Since then, John has used his passion for cycling to raise more than $25,000 for families living in regional areas with a seriously sick or injured child.

This year, Frankham will jump back into the saddle to take on 387km as part of the annual Ride for Sick Kids Western Australia.

Frankham said he hoped his efforts in the saddle would provide families living in regional areas with a place to stay while their child received urgent treatment.

“Since being introduced to the work of Ronald McDonald House Charities WA 16 years ago, I’ve been inspired to do whatever I can to help families caring for sick or injured children,” he said.

“Wearing the Ride for Sick Kids WA jersey always gives me a sense of pride and this year will be no exception,”

Frankham has set a personal goal of raising $6000.

Anyone wishing to support Frankham can purchase a Helping Bike from participating McDonald’s restaurants Statewide or make a donation by visit-ing rfskwa.raisely.com/johnfrank ham

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