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Altitude Shift Abseil Challenge 2014

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Guaranteed Adrenalin Rush
Do you like a bit of a challenge? Ever had a desire to abseil down a city high-rise building? Want to combine an adrenalin rush inducing descent with support for a good cause?

A long way down
It's a long way down!

Well, on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May, you will have that opportunity!

As a fundraiser, Anglicare Victoria is organising an abseiling event and encouraging teams (of any size) and individuals to participate. Entering this event will give you the opportunity to test your nerve on St James building in Bourke Street - abseiling down from the 27th floor, a jaw-dropping 113 metres!

Anglicare Victoria has been in operation since 1997, and exists to support Victoria's most vulnerable children, young people and families. Perhaps best known for their foster care services, Anglicare also offers services in the areas of family support, disability support and emergency relief. Anglicare Victoria is Victoria's largest foster care provider, currently housing over 400 children per night. Through this event, Anglicare is hoping to raise at least $150,000.

Anglicare Victoria is Victoria's largest provider of foster care

To participate in this event, there is an entry fee of $150, in addition to which, there is a minimum fundraising amount of $850 per person.

The event is open to any person aged 16 and over (parental permission is required if you're under 18). And the best thing is, you don't need to be Spiderman or Spiderwoman to be involved! You can participate, regardless of size, shape, ability or fitness level.

For a good cause
Remember, it's for a good cause

Want to make a big impression? Come in costume! (But remember it needs to be something in which you can safely descend a building.)

Super heroes
Be a super hero for a day

Anglicare is partnering with an abseiling/adventure company with a 100 per cent safety record to provide this event. Qualified abseil professionals will be on-site and will prepare and guide each participant on the day.

You can register for this event online. The event is limited to the first 200 people to register, so get in quickly.

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Why? For a once in a lifetime opportunity to abseil down a building, while simultaneously helping a great cause.
When: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May, 2014
Phone: (03) 9412 6157
Where: 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: $150 entry fee, plus $850 minimum fundraising
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