Taking the plunge for Ronald McDonald House

Sep 7, 2017

170907 Central Park Plunge

Ronald McDonald House Perth (RMH) provides a home away from home and support for Pilbara based and regional West Australian families, when they need it most. 

Fortescue is proud of our partnership with RMH which has seen the Fortescue family contribute nearly $950,000 to the charity since 2012. 

This year, 24 of our team members will abseil 220 metres from the top of Perth’s tallest building as part of the Central Park Plunge – the most significant fundraiser for RMH. 

For Operations Controller Tristain Scallan, participating in the plunge is a personal mission, as his family have been accessing accommodation through RMH while daughter Lilliana undertook treatment for Leukaemia earlier this year. 

“While the accommodation provided by RMH is fantastic, it is the overwhelming support from the staff and other families that blew us away,” he said. 

Lilliana has since finished her treatment and is back at school.  

“Words cannot express how thankful I am to be part of a business that provides so much support towards this amazing organisation,” Tristain said. 

“From the team members at Christmas Creek who raised money by shaving their heads – a gesture that made Lilly feel normal when she lost her hair – to all those who will be taking the plunge, I would like to thank them all on behalf of my family.” 

“They are angels and throwing themselves off a building for all the sick little boys and girls is more than any hero could ever do.” 

At Fortescue, family is one of our core values and our relationship with RMH is part of our commitment to ensure communities in the Pilbara benefit from the growth and development of our business.