Abseil for Youth and break a record!


Do you feel like doing something good while also getting an unparalleled adrenaline rush? Then read on…

Thrill seekers across Australia are being urged to take the ultimate challenge of abseiling a Sydney skyscraper while raising money to help young Australians overcome addiction to drugs, with the seventh annual Abseil for Youth program.

For the first time, experienced abseilers can join the foundation in attempting a Guinness World Record for the most people to abseil face-first (face first!) down 33 storeys and 135 metres from the building’s rooftop, in a bid to raise money for Sir David Martin Foundation, which funds Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, providing treatment and support, as well as assisting young people in returning to education and training to find pathways to employment and the hope for a better future.

Triple Care Farm is an award winning residential rehabilitation for young people aged 16-24. Set on 100 acres in the NSW Southern Highlands, Triple Care Farm provides an ideal rural environment of peace and healing for emotionally troubled youth, most of whom present with co-morbid conditions of drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness.

Experiences of Youth People at Triple Care Farm

100% Substance misuse
92% Unemployment
86% Mental health issues
77% Family breakdown
76% Criminal history
70% Suicidal ideation
44% Experiences of physical abuse
41% Self-injurious behaviour
38% Homelessness
22% Experiences of sexual abuse

Average education level – Year 10

Triple Care Farm is one of the few organisations in Australia to combine drug and alcohol treatment with mental health services, education, training and life-skills programs. With a new detox centre, David Martin Place to be built in 2017, every dollar counts.

Ambassador and My Kitchen Rules semi-finalist Scott Gooding said “Abseil for Youth is a thrilling experience. It’s not every day you can abseil from the rooftop of a Sydney skyscraper and I recommend everyone gets behind the event.”

Sir David Martin Foundation is a non-profit organisation created in 1990 by the late Governor of NSW, who had a dream of safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians.

Sir David Martin Foundation relies heavily on community support, volunteers, donors and event participants. To support the Foundation and help them achieve their goal of raising $500,000 register now as an individual or as part of a team, with a registration fee of $200 per abseiler and a minimum fundraising target of $900. To register visit www.investaabseilforyouth.com.

You can make a donation at www.sdmf.org.au