Trio take on 40-storey skyscraper challenge this weekend to raise mental health funds

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Jill Porter, Marcelle Cannon and Nicole Torre as Charlie’s Angels.
Camera IconJill Porter, Marcelle Cannon and Nicole Torre as Charlie’s Angels.

Albany’s Marcelle Cannon will abseil down a 40-storey skyscraper this weekend to raise money and awareness for mental health.

The Albany mother will take the plunge off the QV1 building in Perth with Jill Porter and Nicole Torre dressed as Charlie’s Angels.

They will abseil down the 160m building in a bid to raise more than $6000 for Lifeline WA.

Ms Cannon works closely with people with mental health problems and wants to spark conversations and change.

She said the COVID-19 pandemic had affected many people’s mental wellbeing, and the demand for Lifeline WA’s services had significantly increased.

“Many of those who call Lifeline WA suffer from anxiety and so they don’t want to talk to someone, they prefer to chat online or text directly,” she said.

“We are raising money specifically for the online chat and text services as many people feel more comfortable communicating this way, and we want to ensure these vital services continue so that more people can be helped.

“Dressing up as Charlie’s Angels is just a bit of fun for us but everyone deserves to have an angel and someone there for them during challenging times, and this is what Lifeline WA does through its range of services, 24/7. We wanted to do our bit to make a difference.”

While admitting she was a little nervous, Ms Cannon said she wanted to encourage others to be brave and speak up.

“I will also need to remind myself that just because I feel afraid, it doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen,” she said.

To donate, visit bit.ly/3kFIiQw.

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