A team of Western Sydney Wanderers fans prepared for the Sydney Derby in quite an unorthodox fashion on Sunday as they abseiled down one of Sydney’s tallest buildings to raise money for troubled youth.Headed by Foundation Member Tony Ngo, the four Wanderers fans conquered their fears with a vertical descent of 135 metres off of 1 Market Street, Sydney.
The team was raising money and awareness for Youth in Crisis through the Abseil for Youth challenge.
When asked why he decided to take on the challenge, Tony stated, “I grew up in a dysfunctional family in South West Sydney. My childhood was robbed from me. I’m lucky to still be alive. I want to show others that they can get through hard times if they keep their mind strong”.
Abseil for Youth challenges people to step outside of their comfort zones and face their fears; much like the young people going through Triple Care Farm (the major funding program of Sir David Martin Foundation) must do each day on their journey to recovery.
The award-winning youth residential rehab program in the Southern Highlands equips youth (16-24 yrs) with the necessary skills to overcome their addiction and mental health issues and to make positive and sustained changes in their lives.
Tony and his team set themselves a fundraising target of $8000, to donate click here.