Lawyers take 33-story abseiling challenge

A group of abseiling first timers will scale a 33-story building in Sydney’s CBD next week.

Lawyers take 33-story abseiling challenge
Three abseiling first-timers will take the plunge down a 33-storey Sydney CBD tower next Friday.

The group, all lawyers from Mills Oakley’s family law practice, are taking the daring challenge for Investa Abseil for Youth, an annual event for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

“None of us have ever done it,” said team captain Victoria Graves.

“I’m trying to put on a brave face as well because the other girls are a little bit afraid of heights and I’m the one that said let’s do it.”

So far, the team has raised around $2,600 towards their $5,000 fundraising goal, proceeds going to the Triple Care Farm for you with substance use disorders and mental health issues.

“Young people from broken families often have nowhere to go and the Triple Care Farm provides a safe place where they can feel that they belong and have a sense of self-worth,” Graves said.

“The Farm also has a great track record of successfully placing students in training, employment or further study following the completion of their stay at the Farm. They provide a genuine, sustainable path for the improvement of young lives.”

Graves said despite never having abseiled, the 20-minute challenge should be easy because the team is so passionate about the cause.

Also on the Mills Oakley team are Family Law senior associates Christine Clarke and Carly Mirza-Price.  A number of organisations will be taking part in the Abseil for Youth, which will occur over three days next week.

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