Australia: Corrs Sydney reaches new heights to raise funds and awareness for the youth in crisis
Last Updated: 21 October 2014

Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner and CEO John W.H. Denton will be rising to the challenge and taking his first abseil from the top of a 33-storey Sydney skyscraper on Friday 17 October in support of Sir David Martin Foundation as part of "Abseil for Youth".

John will lead a team of Corrs abseilers as part of the three Corrs teams taking the bold challenge to raise funds and awareness for the youth in crisis.

Team Denton and two other teams led by Corrs Litigation leader, James Whittaker and Sydney Partner in Charge, Robert Regan, will take the steep descent of 135 metres from the top of 1 Market Street, overlooking Darling Harbour – with all monies raised going to Triple Care Farm, the major funding program of Sir David Martin Foundation.

In discussing why he is taking part in the challenge John said helping others is a key aspect of the culture at Corrs and can be seen every day in each of our offices. "We are fearless in our commitment to creating success for our clients by providing a new level of legal service, and it is this same passion Corrs brings to this challenge."

Abseil for Youth, is now in its fifth year and is proudly supported by Investa Property Group, a leader in Australian office real estate. Abseil for Youth challenges people to step outside of their comfort zones and face their fears at Triple Care Farm. The award-winning youth residential rehab program in the Southern Highlands equips young people (16-24 yrs) with the necessary skills to overcome their addiction and mental health issues and to make positive and sustained changes in their lives.

John will be shoulder-to-shoulder in his descent with the Sir David Martin Foundation's ambassador, Andrew Lock, Australia's most accomplished high altitude mountaineer and the first Australian to climb all 14 of the 8000 metre plus summits, including Mt Everest.

"Each year participants face varying degrees of fear – I would safely say that there is generally not one person up there who doesn't have at least a twinge of fear," said Andrew.

John has set himself a fundraising target of $5000.

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