Published on: 12 September 2014

Despite the impending bad weather, the annual Queenslea House Stair Climb up Perth’s Central Park Tower took place in near perfect conditions on Sunday morning. Coinciding with Father’s Day – many dads also took to the stairs with their sons.

Ninety-six Queenslea boys and their parents continued the House’s fundraising tradition for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia – scaling 1,096 steps to the top and taking in the view across Perth’s northern and eastern suburbs.

Head of Queenslea House Digby Gibson said once again, excellent times were recorded with many boys achieving personal bests. Nicholas Thompson (Year 9) was the fastest up the stairwell in 8:05mins, followed by Abraham Forward (Year 10) in 9:08mins and Jack Annear (Year 10) in 9:23mins. “All the boys were pleased with their efforts and felt proud of reaching the top,” he said.

After the climb, the boys enjoyed morning tea provided by the Queenslea House Prefects’ parents. “In many ways, the stair climb continues to be the iconic event in Queenslea‘s calendar. Every year, more boys achieve something outside their comfort zone whilst supporting children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses,” Mr Gibson said.

“We are extremely appreciative to the Central Park Tower management for graciously supporting us and allowing us to use their facilities to hold this event each year.”

He reminded families that donations were now being accepted and to ensure they were accompanied by the donation form in a sealed envelope or similar.