Perth Airport employees to abseil and raise funds for Perth Children’s Hospital Fund


Perth Airport employees Adam Neal, Ashley Zohab and Nichola O’Brien are going to take part in the QV1 Descent. Picture: Jon Hewson d481511
Perth Airport employees Adam Neal, Ashley Zohab and Nichola O’Brien are going to take part in the QV1 Descent. Picture: Jon Hewson d481511

A GROUP of Perth Airport workers are going to take a terrifying leap of faith to raise money for a good cause.

The four Perth Airport High Flyers taking part in the QV1 Descent are Ashley Zohab from Belmont, Jordan MacDonald from Doubleview, Nichola O’Brien from Ashfield, and Adam Neal from Jane Brook.

The group will abseil 160m down the QV1 building to raise money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Fund on April 21.

Mrs O’Brien said she and her family have seen the incredible work done at Princess Margaret Hospital so conquering her fears was not an issue.

“My sister was born at 27 weeks and spent the first three months of her life in PMH. If it wasn’t for the amazing team there she wouldn’t be with us today; we are forever grateful,” she said.

“I’m expecting to be extremely nervous and excited.

“Stepping over the edge I think will be the biggest challenge on the day.”

Ms Zohab said she was trying not to think about the day too much.

“Anything we can do to help the innocent children is great,” she said.

“I hope it’s not too windy on the day.”

Mr MacDonald said he had seen the challenges faced by sick children and their families.

“One of my closest friends has cystic fibrosis and recently just celebrated his six year anniversary since having a double lung transplant that saved his life,” he said.

“Growing up as kids, every now and then he would have to spend time in hospital for weeks and when I would visit him I always remember how nice the staff were, so amazingly supportive and the care my friend got was world class.”

Visit www.mycause.com.au/page/170940/perth-airport-high-flyers to help out the team.

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