Way to go, Jack
Big step for children’s charity
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.”
I DID IT: Jacqueline Moore abseils down 36 floors, to raise funds for the Save the Children charity.