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Augusta Margaret River Times
Fat Cat made a stop in Cowaramup during his visit to the South West last weekend to help promote Telethon 2019, which starts tomorrow.
Camera IconFat Cat made a stop in Cowaramup during his visit to the South West last weekend to help promote Telethon 2019, which starts tomorrow.

Margaret River enjoyed a visit from a very special Western Australian last week — and just in time for Telethon 2019.

Children’s favourite Fat Cat toured the South West to promote his fun new colouring books, which are sure to delight children ahead of this weekend’s Telethon festivities.

As part of the fundraising efforts for Telethon, the new colouring and activity books give children a fun way to learn about the State’s favourite tourist destinations.

During his Statewide tour to raise awareness of Telethon, Fat Cat visited a number of well-known destinations in the region, reaching as far as Pemberton and Albany.

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There were more than a few “cat up a tree” jokes when he also scaled the State’s famous Gloucester Tree.

Despite being an animal often found up in trees, Fat Cat is only seven and admitted to being a little afraid of heights, so he did not make it all the way to the top.

During the visit to Margaret River, Fat Cat strolled the main street of Cowaramup and took obligatory selfies with the fibreglass cows before heading to the RAC Margaret River Nature Park, where he checked out the site, including the adventure playground, bike hire and outdoor amphitheatre, as well as harvesting fresh vegetables from the garden.

There are two colouring books to choose from and they cost $3 each.

The book project is supported by RAC Parks and Resorts and Puma Energy.

Visit thewest.com.au/fatcat books for more information and a list of retail partners.

West Australians have raised more than $306 million through Telethon for children in the State since 1968.

The money raised has helped make significant advances in treating some of the life threatening diseases that face our children today.

Telethon also provides equipment, resources, and critical services for children across the State.

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