York was well represented at this year's HBF Run for A Reason in Perth last month.

About 30,000 people ran, walked, jogged and strolled the four and 12 kilometre courses  around the scenic Perth CBD on May 25. Their aim was to raise $1.5million for affiliated charities.

Among those who took part in the event were the tireless fundraisers for the Friedreich Ataxia Research Association Australasia, Jules and  Brad Lampert. Their son, Jake, has the rare, incurable neuro-degenerative disorder. Last year a contingent from York which included Jake in his wheelchair, Jules and his Nan entered  the wheelchair section Perth City to Surf fun run and raised more than $2,000.

Among others from York who took part in the 2014 Run for a Reason were Joanne Allen, Jenny Jones along with Graham and Chris Edmonds.

Jules Lampert said only six of those in the run were raising funds for FARA Australasia. "This shows how rare our family is in such a big crowd. "Brad  and I were joined by Jake's aunty, Jacqui Sinden, friend Jac Drew along with Sheila and Andrew Fielding whose son Luke is the same age as Jake and has Friedreich Ataxia. "Sheila and Andrew moved to WA from England two years ago and Sheila contacted me through the FARA website," Jules said.

"The experience of our first Run for a Reason was simply fantastic.  "It was very well organized and we are hoping to raise more than $2000 between us. "We plan that the number of walkers raising funds for our cause will increase next year. "Our Everyday Hero page: https://hbfrun2014.everydayhero.com/au/jules is open until June 9  for anyone who would like to make a donation," she said.

TOP: Brad and Jules Lampert with Sheila and Andrew Fielding at the start of this year's HBF Run for A Reason in Perth. (Photo: Jules Lampert)