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by Jay Crisp Crow (subscribe)
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Would you walk off the ledge of the QV1?
There are a whole lot of people in Perth right now who are building themselves up for a walk of a lifetime - off the edge of the QV1 Building in the CBD.

The QV1 is one of Perth's tallest buildings and participants in this particular challenge are choosing either to abseil or zipline from the very top to the very bottom. (That's 40 stories of 160 metres!)

There are over 300 people making the leap and the charitable funds will be going to Princess Margaret Hospital.

Princess Margaret Hospital has served the children of Western Australia for over 100 years. When it became time for a new hospital, the PMH Foundation have been working hard to help fund the Perth Children's Hospital that's replacing the current hospital.

One Perth business woman is tackling the challenge regardless of her overwhelming fear of heights. It's not the first time she's stepped into thin air for charity - in 2014 she jumped out of a plane for breast cancer research.

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and owner of international skin care brand, Franc Essential.

Children's Health has become a matter close to Chantal's heart since celebrating the arrival of her partner's grandson in 2015. Family is playing a big part in this endeavour as Chantal's beloved niece, Fabienne Vanderhaeghen, Perth's international model, will be joining her in the leap. The two are excited to build memories together.

While Chantal is tackling the event on the one hand to support PMH and the children who need their care, she is also undertaking the challenge to push herself out of her comfort zone.

So far $161,230.61 has been raised altogether by participants as a whole.

If you'd like to watch the event unfold:
When: Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May 2016
Where: QV1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

If you're suddenly desperate to participate, the event is sold out, but you can go on a wait list. Contact:

Call 9489 1100


If you'd like to donate visit the Abseil for PMH website.
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Why? To raise money for PMH
When: Fundraising happening now!
Phone: 9489 1100
Where: QV1 Building Perth CBD
Cost: Donate what you can.
Your Comment
Hi Jay

This great event is happening again in April 2017! Registrations are open now for those who missed the sell-out event last year. Best of all, you can take on the challenge and you will be supporting Western Australian Children in hospital at the same time.

Your readers can find more information at or email

Many thanks for a fantastic article!

From the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Events Team :)
(formerly Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation)
by georg (score: 0|2) 1267 days ago
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