Staff building up to take the plunge
IT’S not every day you get to abseil down the skyscraper your company helped to build two decades ago.
Engineering consultancy BG&E associate Patrick Thompson and seven colleagues will scale 220m down the Central Park building on August 7 to raise at least $8000 for Subiaco’s Ronald McDonald House.
“Everyone is terrified at the prospect of having to go over the edge,” the Dalkeith resident said.
“We have about 160 people in our Perth office and we only managed to get eight who were brave enough to commit.
“There are a lot of people who think we’re complete idiots. I expect we’re going to build some serious character going down this building.”
Mr Thompson said the Central Park building was one of BG&E’s biggest projects from the 1990s.
“Central Park is a symbol of the company’s achievements in Perth,” he said.
“I think there will be a few minutes of survival panic at the top and then hopefully we will actually be brave enough to look out and enjoy the view.
“Not many people get to go up the top of it, let alone get up close and personal right down the side. I think the experience will encourage us all to do more charity events, just hopefully closer to the ground.”
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Nicole Johnston, Patrick Thompson and Matthew Whitwell, from BG&E, will abseil from the top of Central Park to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.