Roped in for a char­i­ta­ble cause

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

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Bree Mad­dox and Neil O’Con­nor from The Court Ho­tel have signed up to take the Cen­tral Park Plunge.

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