Friends take plunge to help sick children

Jodie Priestly perfects her abseil form.
Jodie Priestly perfects her abseil form.

The fundraiser will see participants plunge off the 125m-high Woodside Plaza building in the Perth CBD.

Mrs Priestly said she was excited about taking part and was happy to be giving back to the PMH Foundation after a close friend’s daughter was well cared for at the hospital.

‘I saw the amazing support and care that was given to Aliyah and her family during the eight years she was treated at PMH,’ Mrs Priestly said.

Aliyah was born with non-genetic chromosome deletion and suffered from seizures and cerebral palsy-like symptoms all her life. She lived in and out of PMH until she died in June of last year.

‘Her smile and giggles were infectious,’ Mrs Priestly said.

‘And her courage has inspired myself and 10 others to form a team to raise funds and awareness so that the PMH Foundation can help other children like Aliyah.’

Mrs Priestly is taking the plunge beside Aliyah’s mother, aunties and friends as part of the Rainbows For Aliyah team that hopes to raise $5000.

‘The Abseil for PMH is a wonderful way to raise funds for a fantastic cause,’ she said.

‘I hope everyone can get behind us so we can raise as much money for PMH Foundation as possible to help support sick and injured children.’

The abseil be held onon November 15, 16 and 17 at Woodside Plaza in Perth.

For more information or to donate, go to tinyurl.com/ myqaefw.