(Community Recognition Statement, 27 March 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I wish to commend the efforts of my constituent and Paddington resident Paul Seshold, who with friends intends to ride up the Col Du Tourmalet, a famously steep mountain in the Pyrenees, to celebrate his survival of leukaemia and lymphoma, and to raise funds and support others who face the same diseases.
Paul found that his fitness from riding bicycles was a big factor supporting his health and he wants to get that message out to others. His Life Cycling campaign will raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, both of which work to identify causes and help those with these conditions. I attended Paul's recent fundraising dinner at Vamps in Five Ways, Paddington and was inspired by the life affirming group that wants to celebrate with him and provide support and comfort to others dealing with these serious conditions. Congratulations to those helping Paul's venture and to those contributing funds to support this project.