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81-Year-Old Woman To Abseil 27 Stories

Designed by Anglicare Australia, Altitude Shift is a personal challenge program wherein people are encouraged to leave their comfort zone.

It’s the only extreme challenge of its kind in the state, and in late May, 81-year-old Jean Young will be taking part.

A grandmother, Jean is taking part in the event for a second time.

As a participant, she will abseil 113m – or 27 stories – down the iconic St James Building in Melbourne’s CBD to raise needed funds for Victorian children living in foster care.

Her team is called Surfcoast Parish’s Skywalkers, and it includes three thrill-seekers: Carly Clement, John Webster, and Ken Farrow.

The event, which is capped at 200 places, costs $150 to register and participants must fundraise a minimum of $850 to secure their spot for the unique event.

Anglicare Victoria CEO Paul McDonald said to fill the spaces, they simply needs ordinary people wanting to partake in extraordinary experiences.

“If you can live on the edge and are looking for some excitement and the thrill of helping support Victorian children living in foster care, we need you” Mr McDonald said.

The event is open to everyone over 16 to participate as an individual or as part of a team.

Prizes are on offer for most funds raised (team and individual) and best dressed (team and individual).

Money raised will go towards supporting Anglicare Victoria in what they do best – delivering programs that create positive, lasting change in the lives of foster children.

For more information and to register


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