Opposition Leader and Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies has tackled her fear of heights by abseiling 220 metres down a building in Perth’s CBD for charity.

Ms Davies descended the side of 52 storey skyscraper as part of the Central Park Plunge, an annual event raising money for several charities across the State.

“Despite my fear of heights, it was worth it to help fundraise for Anglicare WA,” Ms Davies said.

“The organisation provides an array of mental health and disability assistance and supports people experiencing homelessness right across Western Australia.

“The Central Park Plunge event saw more than $94,000 raised for Anglicare – money which will undoubtedly help the charity fund the incredible service it provides.

“I would like to thank everyone who donated not only to me, but to Anglicare and the other charities who were represented today, including the Fiona Wood Foundation and Camp Quality.”

Ms Davies said the money raised for Anglicare would go towards the youth homelessness program Street Connect.

“There are over 3,000 children and young people experiencing homelessness in WA at any given time, and even more at-risk,” Ms Davies said.

“That’s where Street Connect is invaluable as a program – it offers short and long-term support for youth who need access to regular interaction, everyday products, and targeted services.

“Conquering my fear of heights at this year’s Plunge was a very small sacrifice to help support Anglicare WA’s essential work in safeguarding our young West Australians in need.”

For more information about Anglicare’s Street Connect, visit:

https://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/youth-services/street-connect