A civic reception was held for Mike Pauly on his return to Fremantle on Sunday 26 June having walked back from Melbourne. No this was not because the flights were delayed due to volcanic ash, but as a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. Previously Mike walked from Fremantle to Melbourne as a personal challenge and on completion of the journey committed to do the return journey.
It had been a challenging walk which you can follow on Mike’s Blog, so the reception was an emotional time for him. The return was also the sweeter due to being serenaded by has mates from the ‘Voicemale Choir’ (left). He had to keep up the pace to be sure he was back for his wife’s significant birthday this week!
I applaud Mike for his effort and facing such a personal challenge with dignity and resolve. Please show your respect by donating to his Everyday Hero fund which goes to the Arthritis Foundation.