Crew-members from HMAS Success threw themselves off a very tall building in Sydney yesterday at sunset.
CAPTION: Sailors and officers from HMAS Success (above) prepare to abseil from a Sydney skyscraper, raising funds for the Sir David Martin Foundation. Left, Able Seaman Madeline Whatley and Able Seaman Savannah Tansey ready for the drop. Photos by Leading Seaman Kayla Jackson.
Hailing from the Royal Australian Navy’s venerable ‘battletanker’, the sailors and officers threw their support behind the Sir David Martin Foundation – Abseil for Youth event, abseiling down 33-storey Investa Building at 1 Market Street, Sydney.
Abseil for Youth raises money for Triple Care Farm, a program that helps rehabilitate young people suffering with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and family breakdown.
Abseil for Youth is Sir David Martin Foundation’s annual major fundraiser.
Each year, hundred’s of brave people face their fears to abseil down Sydney CBD skyscraper to help raise much needed funds for Triple Care Farm.
The Farm helps young people across Australia overcome drug and alcohol addictions, care and treatment for mental-health illness, and support to find stable accommodation, further education and opportunities for employment.
A Sir David Martin Foundation spokesperson said that by signing up to be part of their Abseil for Youth fundraiser, their bravery, enthusiasm and fundraising efforts would make a huge difference to more than 100 a young Australians who call upon Triple Care Farm each year to help them transform their lives.
You can support the HMAS Success fundraising team by donating here.