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Barry Plant CEO stuck on a ferris wheel

By Grace Ormsby
10 March 2021 | 1 minute read
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

He’ll have 30 minutes to raise at least $5,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal alongside his colleagues, or risk being left there forever.

The real estate network has revealed that its CEO, Mike McCarthy, will be “held for ransom” on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel this Friday, 12 March, alongside colleagues Simon Best, director of Barry Plant Mitchell Shire and Sunbury; Fadi Khoder, director of Barry Plant Glenroy; Nigel O’Neil, head of strategic growth at Barry Plant Corporate; and Daniel Cole, director of Barry Plant Docklands.

Together, they will have half an hour to raise the money in the appeal, which aims to provide funds for medical imaging ultrasounds.

It’s all part of a fundraising effort by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, in conjunction with Melbourne Star, known “Escape from Neil’s Wheel”, which will see the team trapped on the ferris wheel for at least 30 minutes while they ring family, friends and associates to request donations for the cause.

Mr McCarthy said the team is hopeful of raising “significantly more” than the $5,000 requirement.

“It’s such an important cause and we know that members of our Barry Plant family have reason to be grateful for the services of the Royal Children’s Hospital — so, it’s a cause we can really relate to,” the CEO commented.

Barry Plant CEO stuck on a ferris wheel
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Grace Ormsby

Grace Ormsby

Grace is a journalist across Momentum property and investment brands. Grace joined Momentum Media in 2018, bringing with her a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Newcastle. She’s passionate about delivering easy to digest information and content relevant to her key audiences and stakeholders.

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