A char­i­ta­ble plunge

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

A SOUTH Perth busi­ness­man de­cided to take the plunge to see how much he could raise to help young peo­ple in need.

Johannes Weirather, gen­eral man­ager of South Perth busi­ness Clue De­sign, de­cided to ab­seil down the Cen­tral Park Build­ing on Satur­day Au­gust 8 to rais­ing money for var­i­ous char­i­ties.

The event is known as the Cen­tral Park Plunge and is Aus­tralia’s high­est ur­ban ab­seil to help raise money for Angli­care WA, the Fiona Wood Foun­da­tion, Ron­ald McDon­ald House and Kids’ Camps Inc.

Mr Weirather was among 46 coura­geous in­di­vid­u­als who braved the el­e­ments over the week­end to ab­seil 220 me­tres from the 52-storey build­ing, rais­ing over $65,000 for his cho­sen char­ity, Angli­care WA.

“I have a healthy level of ver­tigo, but some­how man­aged to en­joy my­self on the 220m jour­ney down Cen­tral Park tower,” Mr Weirather said.

“Even though it was a fright­en­ing prospect, tak­ing part was a no brainer; I be­lieve as a profit-driven busi­ness, giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity is a so­cial obli­ga­tion.

“There is more to busi­ness than only striv­ing for sales and growth.

“Sup­port­ing a cause you be­lieve in leads to a strong in­trin­sic mo­ti­va­tion that trans­lates into other ar­eas of the busi­ness,” he said.

Angli­care WA will di­rect the money to its Street Con­nect Pro­gram , which helps the char­ity’s youth work­ers to reach out to youth on the street pro­vid­ing them with coun­selling, re­fer­rals, ad­vo­cacy and cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams.

Angli­care WA’s ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager of mar­ket­ing and part­ner­ships Car­rick Robin­son said the money goes a long way to help­ing work­ers reach­ing out to youth on our streets.

“Thanks to Angli­care WA’s par­tic­i­pants and sup­port­ers, we were able to raise much needed funds for our Street Con­nect pro­gram and in­crease aware­ness of all the won­der­ful work it does,” he said.

Clue De­sign gen­eral man­ager Johannes Weirather ab­seiled down Cen­tral Park for char­ity.

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