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Aaron Nielsen – Riding for sick kids

1 Jun 2010Last year, I did a story on an awesome little guy called Aaron Nielsen, he went for a walk from Penrith (in Sydney’s West) to Bondi, to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, (an Australian organisation that helps sick kids during their hospital stay). It was a total of 64kms and took Aaron and his supporters 2 days to walk. To view the original story, click here - http://www.candoability.com.au/blogPosts.asp?PostID=13.

This year, Aaron has decided to do another charity event. This time, he wants to ride his bike from Penrith to Batemans Bay, that’s a huge 294kms! It is expected to take around 4 days to complete. Aaron wishes to raise an astronomical amount of $20,000 for the Starlight Foundation and St John’s Ambulance (where he volunteers as a cadet). He'll take all the donations he can get, big or small. So help Aaron out for this amazing cause by donating through his website - http://www.everydayhero.com.au/aaron_nielsen_1

I interviewed Aaron and his parents at their home in Western Sydney early last month, he was a delightful young man and will hopefully be a huge inspiration to other young people his age. To view my interview with Aaron, click here- http://www.youtube.com/missjoblogs

See Aaron's latest newspaper article in the Penrith Press that came out this week! - http://penrith-press.whereilive.com.au/news/story/aaron-keeps-wheels-turning/

Aaron running with his mate last year from Penrith to Bondi

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