Joel Jackson has won over audiences in the role of Aussie icon Peter Allen, portrayed the horrors of Gallipoli and shared the screen with Hollywood star Daniel Radcliffe.
Now the award-winning actor and musician is taking on the landscape of Western Australia in an epic challenge to support this year’s Telethon.
Joel and his father Weston Jackson, are embarking on a 45-day motorcycle trip across WA to raise funds for the annual appeal which supports health services and research for sick children.
Starting on September 10, the adventure, called The Lap, will see the father-son pair visit around 100 cities and towns across all nine regions of WA.
APM is sponsoring the rider’s epic journey which will also see Joel and Weston stop at several locations where our teams deliver employment services for job seekers and local businesses, and NDIS services for people with disability.
As well as meeting members of the team, Joel and Weston will hold public events for APM clients, including talks on resilience and motivation.
The riders will also visit public schools, community sporting events and local motorcycle clubs as they take in renowned tourism hotspots and some of the most remote areas of the state.
“The Lap will connect to and inspire the families, local business, industry giants and small-town heroes who keep our State thriving,” Joel said.
“As The Lap raises thousands of dollars for Telethon, we will also be celebrating all that is wonderful about the entirety of this great, vast State.
“The communities, families and businesses that create the diverse wealth of the place we call home,” Joel added.
APM is sponsoring The Lap as part of its support for Telethon which is a landmark event in WA’s fundraising calendar and raises millions of dollars for vital child health services every year.
CEO Mike Anghie said the company’s purpose and values aligned with the work of Telethon and Joel’s epic trek around WA.
“It is a massive challenge — we just hope our staff all over the State can help Joel and his team along the way,” Mr Anghie said.
APM has also supported Telethon through the Telethon Ball, the Leeuwin Lunch and a most-recent initiative to send hundreds of fans for free to the AFL Finals clash between Geelong and GWS in Perth.
Joel will also be taking to several stages to perform live music at local venues along the route.
Audiences will be able to follow Joel and Weston’s journey through updates via media partner Seven West.
The Lap begins in Perth on September 10 with events booked along the route. First stop will be Froth Craft Brewery in Exmouth on September 12.
Find out more about The Lap, where you can meet Joel, and how to support the adventure at thelapwa.com