Abseil challenge

Thrill-seekers are invited to an 113m abseil from the St James building at 555 Bourke St to raise money for Anglicare Victoria’s foster care program on April 27 and 28.

The annual Altitude Shift fundraiser event was launched on February 7 with 18-year-old former foster child Tysha and public figures such as ex-AFL player Brodie Holland and reality television show star Laurina Fleur abseiling from the iconic CBD building.

Altitude Shift has been running for five years and, on average, raises $150,000 each year for Anglicare Victoria, which provides out-of-home care for foster children in areas such as education, counselling and family support.

Anglicare Victoria’s Samantha Amiridis said the St James building on Bourke St was the ideal spot for such an event.

“Logistically this building is perfect for abseiling, with minimal wind impacts. And the central CBD location attracts people to watch,” she said.

Participant and reality show actress Laurina Fleur had abseiled from the 27-storey building twice and said it was a both thrilling and rewarding experience.

“It’s great to think that I can help raise funds for Anglicare,” she said.

To register, visit altitudeshift.org.au

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