Altitude Shift – Face your fears for foster kids

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January 2018

Have you got what it takes?

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April, 2018

Step out of your comfort zone and help a foster kid step into a safe home by challenging yourself to a 113m abseil for Altitude Shift 2018, raising money for Anglicare Victoria’s foster care programs. 


Foster kids face fear each and every day – the fear of being in a new home, fear of being apart from family, fear for the future.


On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 of April face your fear of heights, challenge a mate or co-worker or simply thrill seek for a good cause as you take the plunge and abseil down the 27 floors of Melbourne CBD’s iconic St James building.


Altitude Shift was established by Anglicare Victoria, providing everyday Victorians with an extraordinary means of helping those less fortunate to ensure children and young people can access safe environments.


“Sometimes, seeing how far you can push yourself is part of the journey when you’re fundraising for a cause you feel strongly about and this year is no different. We’re calling on Victorians to rally together, tackle the St James Building and raise vital funds for young people living in foster and out of home care.,” says Anglicare Victoria CEO Paul McDonald.


“Thrill-seekers don’t have to get out of the city to challenge their climbing skills; they can come into the city to tick it off the bucket-list,” McDonald says.


Participants can register for one of just 200 places for $150 and must then meet a minimum fundraising target of $850 to secure their spot for this unique experience.


Funds raised from the event will go directly towards Anglicare’s youth-focused programs aimed to help forge a better tomorrow for young people contending with hardship and disadvantage.


The event is open to individuals, teams and corporate participants, with prizes on offer for the most funds raised.


Face your fears for foster kids at Altitude Shift 2018. Head to to register.


About Anglicare Victoria


As Victoria’s largest foster care provider, Anglicare Victoria provide stability and a sense of hope to children unable to live with their natural families. We provide a home to more than 400 children each night, and can only achieve this with the support of our dedicated staff and passionate volunteer carers. In addition to foster and residential care, our services cover emergency relief, parenting and family services, financial and legal services and more. We work hard so that those who seek our help get a better chance at life.

We create opportunities for better tomorrows. Everything we do is to prevent, protect and empower those we work with. We work to achieve lasting change, to resource children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.


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