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“For Simon”: Why Carolyn raised hundreds to tackle alcohol harm


Carolyn Perlini ran in the HBF Run for a Reason in Perth last May in honour of her cousin Simon, who sadly passed away at 44-years-old.

“I saw it as an excellent way to honour Simon’s memory whilst also raising funds and awareness for FARE, given that Simon passed away from liver disease as a result of alcohol harm,” Carolyn said.

Carolyn said Simon’s mum, Stella, was incredibly moved when she raised the idea, and supported Carolyn to fundraise and raise awareness of alcohol harms within their community.

“It was an honour to run for Simon, raise money for FARE and hand over my medal to Aunty Stella at the finishing line,” Carolyn said.  

Carolyn’s exceptional effort resulted in her raising more than $1000 for FARE.  

Here at FARE, we cannot begin to express how grateful we are for Carolyn’s phenomenal fundraising effort which will make a real difference as we drive change to prevent alcohol harms.

We also want to extend a thank you to Stella for sharing Simon’s story, and the community that has supported the fundraising mission.

Carolyn and Stella remember Simon as a “loving, quiet, gentle soul” who always had time for others.

“Simon had a great memory, along with a warm sense of humour and there was a playful side to his personality. Simon and Stella enjoyed watching movies together where they would often end up in fits of laughter,” Carolyn said.

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