Falcon mother Nikki Pol will experience it first-hand when she abseils down a 28-storey building in November to raise funds for Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
The hair-raising fundraiser is not for the faint-hearted, with participants plunging off the 125m high Dexus Property Group-owned Woodside Plaza building in the Perth CBD to help WA’s sick and injured children.
The mother of two said she was excited and happy to give back to the Foundation after both her daughters were cared for at PMH.
‘We owe so much to PMH for everything they’ve done for our family and I’m very happy to be raising money to give back to the hospital,’ she said.
‘On the day of the abseil, I’m going to be extremely nervous, but at least I know I’m doing it for a good cause, which will give me the courage to take the plunge.’
Daughters Isabelle (6) and Alba (3), have both undergone major hip surgery at PMH and received state-of-the-art care, thanks in part to the resources and equipment the Foundation has helped the hospital buy.
Three months from the abseil, Mrs Pol has raised $370 to help other sick kids at PMH.
With the help of online fundraising and family and friends, she hopes to reach $1000 by mid-November.
‘It’s a really wonderful and exciting 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 WA children.’
Anyone over the age of 16 can participate in the abseil ” all that is necessary is an adventurous spirit and the ability to raise $500 for the event.
The Abseil for PMH is on November 15, 16 and 17.
– For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.pmhfoundation.org.au/event/AbseilForPMH2013.