Arms out to help charity

Headshot of Shannon Smith
Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Gary Healy and his son Aiden are ready to arm wrestle.
Camera IconGary Healy and his son Aiden are ready to arm wrestle. Credit: Shannon Smith

Albany Battery World owner Gary Healy will be baring his muscles next Friday to raise funds for Soldier On.

The local store will be taking part in an arm wrestling world record and ex-military man Healy will be taking up the challenge for the charity.

Healy said that across Australia, Battery World has patterned with Soldier On, a charity that provides support and assistance to defence service personnel and families across all our forces.

“This charity hits home with me every time ... it’s a charity that we had put up for suggestion a few times and this time it’s the chosen cause.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.


“I am lucky that I did my service without being through any of the nasty stuff, but there are plenty of guys that have seen and done things that no one should have to do. They sign up and do it anyway and they should have as much support as they can get when they get back.”

It will cost a gold coin donation to pop into the store and arm wrestle one of the staff. The store will contribute $5 for every incoming competitor that beats a staff member.

Healy said that there is more to the arm wrestling day than meets the eye.

“It isn’t about a show of strength, it isn’t really about the money either, it’s about everyone involved in setting this record taking 10 minutes out of their day to send a message to those that need help that we are here and we care.”

The action will take place at the Albany store (off Albany Highway) on Friday, November 9, during store hours.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails