BY TANYSHA BOLGER
South Australian resident Nicholas Stevens is abseiling Adelaide’s tallest building in an effort to raise money for Autism Awareness month this coming April.
Hoping to raise $1000, Mr Stevens was inspired to partake in the event due to “always wanting to skydive” but thought he would give abseiling a try first.
“It’s my first time abseiling so I’m very nervous,” Mr Stevens said.
“I have always wanted to skydive but haven’t done it yet, so I figured (abseiling) whilst helping a charity sounded too good to pass up.”
Organised by AnglicareSA viewers will see 160 people abseil 34 stories of the Westpac building, the tallest building in Adelaide.
All funds raised will go towards AnglicareSA’s Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre, the first centre in Australia, and help children with autism and their families live life to the full.
“…raising money for a good cause and having the memory of abseiling down Adelaide’s tallest building is going to be a lot of fun,” Mr Stevens said.
Mr Stevens is required to raise $700 but hopes to reach at least $1000.
Corporate groups will descend the building April 10 and individuals/other groups will descend April 11.
“Abseil for AnglicareSA is open to anyone over 16 (with parental permission and chaperone if under 18), regardless of shape, fitness or ability. It’s being run in conjunction with Zenith Events, an adventure/ abseil company with a 100 per cent safety record. Qualified abseil professionals will be on-site and will prepare and guide each participant on the day.’ – from AnglicareSA.
You can donate to Mr Stevens’s Everyday Hero Page here: Everyday Hero
AnglicareSA website: anglicaresa.com.au