Johannes Weirather, general manager of South Perth business Clue Design, decided to abseil down the Central Park Building on Saturday August 8 to raising money for various charities.
The event is known as the Central Park Plunge and is Australia�s highest urban abseil to help raise money for Anglicare WA, the Fiona Wood Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Kids� Camps Inc.
Mr Weirather was among 46 courageous individuals who braved the elements over the weekend to abseil 220 metres from the 52-storey building, raising over $65,000 for his chosen charity, Anglicare WA.
�I have a healthy level of vertigo, but somehow managed to enjoy myself on the 220m journey down Central Park tower,� Mr Weirather said.
�Even though it was a frightening prospect, taking part was a no brainer; I believe as a profit-driven business, giving back to the community is a social obligation.
�There is more to business than only striving for sales and growth.
�Supporting a cause you believe in leads to a strong intrinsic motivation that translates into other areas of the business,� he said.
Anglicare WA will direct the money to its Street Connect Program , which helps the charity�s youth workers to reach out to youth on the street providing them with counselling, referrals, advocacy and crisis intervention programs.
Anglicare WA�s executive general manager of marketing and partnerships Carrick Robinson said the money goes a long way to helping workers reaching out to youth on our streets.
�Thanks to Anglicare WA�s participants and supporters, we were able to raise much needed funds for our Street Connect program and increase awareness of all the wonderful work it does,� he said.