On October 28, Airmaster State Manager WA, Matt Wisniewski, hopes to raise awareness and funding to support people living with disabilities in Western Australia, by pushing himself well outside of his comfort zone – 33 floors and 130 metres up amongst Perth’s skyline.
The Central Park Plunge sees participants, or ‘Plungers’, abseil 130 metres down the Central Park Tower on St George’s Terrace in support of a nominated charity. To take part, they must reach a personal fundraising goal of $1,100, securing their place at the event.
This year, Matt has risen to the challenge in aid of Activ Foundation, Western Australia’s largest registered NDIS provider and an organisation that he personally supports as a Director.
Activ has a strong and proud history of supporting people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their goals, break through barriers and increase their independence. Established in 1951, Activ was formed by a group of families who wanted more for their children who lived with disability and had become marginalised by society.
“This experience is not only a personal challenge, but also presents an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the 1,800 individuals and their families supported by Activ in their transition toward independence and the freedom to make choices about their own lives.”
Over the last 7 years, the Central Park Plunge has seen ‘Plungers’ raise a whopping $3,868,000 for Perth Charities. This year, the event looks to raise an additional $350,000, with team Activ aiming to contribute $24,000 of this total.
Though a fitness enthusiast, Matt confesses that this challenge is certain to push his personal limits, however, is looking forward to achieving his fundraising goal by October 23 to take the ‘Plunge’.
“I must admit that I’m not great around heights. I usually steer clear of amusement park rides and my comfort zone typically hovers somewhere around sea level. The minimum fundraising goal for me to take part in this event is $1,100 and I believe that with the support of my team at Airmaster and my personal network, I can surpass this target, support a great cause and challenge my fears.”
Donations for Matt’s Central Park Plunge on behalf of ACTIV are now open and can be accessed at: Matthew Wisniewski in Central Park Plunge 2023 - Activ Foundation (grassrootz.com)