Two lawyers from different firms will abseil down an iconic Sydney building next week.
Aaron Allegretto (pictured) from Herbert Smith Freehills and Ciara White from Corrs Chambers Westgarth will abseil down the AMP Building, Sydney’s first skyscraper, on Friday 19 October.
The daredevil lawyers are happy to descend from a great height to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation, which raises money to help disadvantaged youth.
“Ciara emailed me daring me to abseil with her and when I said no she appealed to my competitive nature by claiming she could raise more money than me,” said Allegretto, referring to a personal battle the pair has waged against each other on the fundraising front. “Not being able to resist a challenge and momentarily forgetting my fear of heights, I double dared her to do it in costume. And I’m pleased to say costumes are being organised and I am leading the charge in raising more money than her.”
Scores of other abseilers will be joining Allegretto and White as they make the descent.
More than $170,000 has been pledged to the abseilers so far.
Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson will attend the event but will stay on level ground.