Roped in for a charitable cause
WHEN his boss Bree Maddox asked him to jump off a building, all Neil O’Connor had to say was ‘how high?’.
After six years working together at The Court hotel in Northbridge, the close-knit pair took the ultimate test of their friendship by abseiling 52-storeys down the Central Park tower for charity on August 8.
“It was one of those things that sound really good until you actually get up there,” The Court director and City Beach resident Bree said.
“I didn’t have a fear of heights until I looked down.”
Together they raised more than $4700 for the Fiona Wood Foundation.
Bree said her partner Nick Hayler volunteered her for the Central Park Plunge through his work at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Dobbing in Neil was revenge for him making me do a speech with five minutes notice, in front of about 600 people after I already had three or four drinks,” she said.
Visit www.central parkplunge.com.au.
Bree Maddox and Neil O’Connor from The Court Hotel have signed up to take the Central Park Plunge.