Way to go, Jack

Big step for chil­dren’s char­ity

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

WHEN Jac­que­line Moore swung off the edge of a 36-storey build­ing with only a rope keep­ing grav­ity at bay, it was clear she did not take af­ter her grand­fa­ther.

Brian Led­widge said he was giddy stand­ing on a chair.

Mr Led­widge said his grand-daugh­ter had un­der­taken some ab­seil­ing train­ing at the Kan­ga­roo Point cliffs with the SES.

Asked if he thought she would go down 36 storeys, he shook his head.

The for­mer Biggenden State School stu­dent stepped off the edge of Gold Tower for the Save the Chil­dren char­ity re­cently.

Gold Tower was only the sec­ond sky­scraper to be built in Bris­bane and the tallest

Jac­que­line Moore I was a bit ner­vous... but at the same time ex­cited.

build­ing in the city up to 1985.

Ms Moore, 19, said she had no hes­i­ta­tion sign­ing up for the chal­lenge.

Her de­ci­sion was made even eas­ier, she said, when the funds were sup­port­ing chil­dren’s rights.

“There are a lot of kids out there that aren’t as lucky as most,” she said.

“I work in a play cen­tre and just love kids.

“So that is also part of my mo­ti­va­tion for do­ing this.”

Ms Moore, a keen ab­seiler, said height was not a prob­lem.

“I was a bit ner­vous... but at the same time ex­cited.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

I DID IT: Jac­que­line Moore ab­seils down 36 floors, to raise funds for the Save the Chil­dren char­ity.

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