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Life’s cycle is busy for Aaron


Cycling, a supermarket job and voluntary work combine to make life busy, fulfilling and active for Mandurah man Aaron Hillbrick.

The 29-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, works as a supermarket trolley collector three days a week where he said he enjoys good pay, good colleagues and supportive managers.

“The people I work with are really nice. There are five of us, who collect trolleys,” Aaron said.

Aaron also finds time to keep fit, work as a Salvation Army volunteer, attend his local library and socialise with friends.

He said his father taught him how to ride a bike when he was a child and he now cycles to keep fit.

“I ride my bicycle everywhere. I have even ridden between Mandurah and Midland and Mandurah and Butler,” he said.

In the Salvation Army he mentors to another man – “I listen to him and he tells me his problems, and I tell my Captain,” Aaron said.

Aaron is also very interested in bus and trains and memorises timetables and bus numbers.

“I also have an application on my phone with all the train and bus timetables and I have friends who work at TransWA,” he said.

Other favourite recreational pastimes are meeting new people in his community, and he says the Mandurah Crab Fest is one of his favourite community events.

He also enjoys borrowing DVDs and CDs from his local library and would one day like to travel to Darwin, in the Northern Territory, to visit his father.

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