Sky's the Limit
2nd May 2018
Two MNG employees, Survey Draftsperson Leah Lindsay and Project Manager Matthew Webb, swapped their standard office attire for PPE on Thursday the 19th of April when they abseiled down the QV1 building in Perth's CBD.
Leah and Matt took the 160 metre plunge in a bid to raise funds to one of MNG's chosen charities, the Cancer Council Western Australia.
It was an overcast and drizzly morning with rain threatening, when Leah and Matt completed this mammoth task. In a bid to calm the nerves and anxiety, Matthew arrived early and grabbed a coffee, sitting at the bottom of the building sizing it up. Matt said "I'm a bit of a thrill seeker, but it was a relief when I got down to the bottom. After the first 10metres I settled into the descent and really enjoyed the view. I decided to take the plunge as it is fundraising for a cause close to my own personal experience, along with this disease having touched many of my friends and family".
Leah on the other hand was as cool as a cucumber and said "heights don't bother me but on the morning of the descent I was excited and strangely super calm about going over the edge. The staff instructing us were amazing and the experience was absolutely brilliant. As soon as I got down to the bottom, I wanted to do it again straight away." As a busy working Mum of two teenage boys, Leah took the plunge in a bid to raise funds to help fight the disease that sadly took her Father in Law and MNG's former Director Mark Mariotti, and to show her sons 'look what Mum can do'.
With a fundraising tally currently totalling an amazing $2,300, these much needed donations will go directly to the Cancer Council. If you'd like to make a donation to Matt and Leah and help support this cause, it's not too late! Please click on the below link if you'd like to make a donation which is tax deductible.