Bosses dropped off Sky Tower for charity

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Local business and community leaders are set to plummet 192 metres from the top of Auckland's Sky Tower for the second annual "Drop Your Boss" fundraising challenge in Auckland. Photo: Doug Sherring
Local business and community leaders are set to plummet 192 metres from the top of Auckland's Sky Tower for the second annual "Drop Your Boss" fundraising challenge in Auckland. Photo: Doug Sherring

Almost 30 local business and community leaders are set to plummet 192 metres from the top of Auckland's Sky Tower on Thursday, as part of the Graeme Dingle Foundation's second annual 'Drop Your Boss'.

Heading the line-up will be Foundation Co-founder, Graeme Dingle, who will be joined by business leaders from the likes of Cotton On Group, Les Mills, Genesis Energy and Sanitarium.

Graeme Dingle says the unconventional fundraiser began in 2013 to give participants the opportunity to experience, first-hand, the challenge facing many young New Zealanders on a daily basis.

"So many young people in New Zealand are challenged on a daily basis - at school, in the workplace, even on the sports field. Our programmes are all designed to help change their often limited perceptions of what they can achieve, by building on their innate talents; developing core life skills and helping them find purpose and direction in life.

"We wanted to challenge the business community in the same way - and we're delighted with the number of business leaders that are on board this year, and encouraged others to support our work," Graeme says

Mark Singleton, Country Manager for Cotton On Group will be overcoming his personal experience with vertigo in order to participate.

All funds raised go towards supporting the Foundation's child and youth development programmes including Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator and Project K, with participants already having contributed over $25,000 via their individual Give-A-Little pages.

To donate, and to view a full list of participants, visit www.givealittle.co.nz/event/dropyourbossauckland2016

- The Aucklander

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