Staff build­ing up to take the plunge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.”

Visit https://cen­tral­park­plunger­mh­perth2015.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/bge-life-on-t he-edge.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d439527

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.

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