AFTER months of preparation and fundraising, St Michael’s Collegiate’s EDGE! Abseil team finally arrived at Wrest Point Casino on Sunday 25 September to scale the 60-metre tower.
Principal Judith Tudball, Collegiate Parent’s Association president Gaye Rutherford, Collegiate board member Susannah Windsor and deputy head prefect Rose Wisbey all faced their fears when perched atop the building.
The event raised valuable funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, all of which will be directed towards local medical research.
Mrs Tudball said Collegiate was delighted to raise a final total of $3,604, which made the school the highest fundraising team in the state.
“On behalf of the Collegiate team and the entire Collegiate community, we are so thrilled to be able to support such a worthy cause,” she said.
Collegiate’s involvement with the event began earlier in the year when head prefect Lizzie Stokely challenged one representative from all corners of the school to join her in overcoming a fear of heights.
In a last-minute turn of events, Lizzie was unable to attend on the day due to a sports-related injury, giving her place to Rose.
Rose embraced the challenge with both hands – quite literally – and was the first team member suspended off the edge at the event.
Caption: The Collegiate abseil team, from left, Collegiate Parent’s Association president Gaye Rutherford, Collegiate deputy head prefect Rose Wisbey, board member Susannah Windsor and principal Judith Tudball.