Fiona Stanley burns researchers to abseil 52 storeys as part of ‘Operation Skyfall’

Fiona Stanley burns researchers to abseil 52 storeys as part of ‘Operation Skyfall’

BURNS researchers based at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) are among those who will abseil 52 storeys from the top of Perth’s tallest building in September.

The four-member team, dubbed ‘Operation Skyfall’ will channel their inner James Bond, wearing tuxedos as they descend the Central Park building on St George’s Terrace.

The Central Park Plunge, now in its second year, is the tallest urban abseil in Australia.

Standing on the FSH helideck eight floors up on Wednesday put things into perspective for the Fiona Wood Foundation team members who form ‘Operation Skyfall’.

The team includes Department of Health support officer Graeme McLoud and burns clinical researchers Vidya Finlay, Dale Edwick and Pippa Kenworthy.

“I’m feeling pretty good about it,” Mr Edwick said.

“I last abseiled when I was 10 years old and it was a lot lower than 220m, that’s for sure.”

The fundraiser will be held September 2 to September 4.

Three hundred people have registered, paying $100 to enter and raising at least $1000 themselves.

More than $260,000 has collectively been raised this year for WA charities like Ronald McDonald House, the Fiona Wood Foundation, Kids Camps WA and Anglicare WA.

“It’s going to be quite a challenge for everyone, but the funds raised will help people in our community who face even bigger challenges every day,” Zenith Events co-founder Brayden West said.

To sponsor the ‘Operation Skyfall’ team, or other participants, visit www.centralparkplunge.com.au.