Thrill-seek­ing grandad ready to take the plunge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

AGED 82, Char­lie Youngs is still chas­ing thrills and liv­ing life to the fullest.

For his 70th birth­day, he went sky­div­ing.

He trav­elled solo through the Can­ning Stock Route for his 79th birth­day and went bar­ra­mundi fish­ing off the coast of Dar­win for his 80th.

His next chal­lenge will be the Cen­tral Park Plunge, an an­nual fundrais­ing event for Ned­lands-based Ron­ald Mc­don­ald House, where those brave enough ab­seil the tallest build­ing in Perth.

Grand­daugh­ter Lanna Hill said the Suc­cess res­i­dent would ap­proach the 52-storey, 220-me­tre plunge like any other.

“Grandad has never let age stand in the way of get­ting out there and do­ing the things he loves with the peo­ple he loves,” she said.

Ms Hill said she had no hes­i­ta­tion about join­ing her grandad for the plunge, hav­ing al­ready de­vel­oped a con­nec­tion with the char­ity from her time in Syd­ney.

“Get­ting to know the amaz­ing work that Ron­ald Mc­don­ald House Char­i­ties do for fam­i­lies all over Aus­tralia was fan­tas­tic and so hum­bling, and now to get to sup­port them in such a spec­tac­u­lar way, stand­ing be­side my grandad, is some­thing I am very proud of,” she said.

The event will be run be­tween Septem­ber 8 and 10.

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Lanna Hill and her grandad Char­lie Youngs (82) will ab­seil down Cen­tral Park Tower to raise money for Ron­ald Mc­don­ald House.

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