Mandurah woman to scale Perth's QV1 building

Mandurah woman Lauren Bailey will once again tackle the dizzying heights of Perth’s 160 metre QV1 building in an effort to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The 19-year-old will abseil down the tower for the second straight year, a drop she says she cannot wait for.

“Last year was a lot of fun and that feeling of achievement is just something special,” she said.

“To be able to do something you enjoy like this and have the money go towards such a great cause is just a win-win.”

Bailey will be one of many people who take the 40-storey plunge for charity, but she may be the only one who wishes to do it facing the ground.

“I’m hoping this year I can do it facing down just to change things up and add a bit more of a thrill,” she said.

“It’s pretty nerve-racking and I don’t know if a second time will make it any easier, but once you’re standing on the edge of the building you just kind of go with it.

“Through the abseil I'm hoping I can put a smile on the faces of these kids in hospital.”

Bailey has set herself the fundraising target of $750, which equates to just under $5 per metre.

Last year, she smashed her target of $500, raising upwards of $1000.

The QV1 abseil takes place at the building on St George’s Terrace, Perth on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.