Charity Abseil Down County Hall

Take part in a charity abseil down one of Taunton’s tallest buildings on Thursday 3 or Friday 4 April* and raise vital funds for three great charities.

Somerset County Council has joined forces with FLAG (Flood Action Group) and Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to organise a charity abseil down County Hall’s C-Block.

Funds raised will be divided equally between Somerset Community Foundation, an organisation that helps flood victims, and Somerset County Council’s Chairman’s Charities – the National Autistic Society and Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation (a charity which provides those little extras for disadvantaged Somerset children).

Over 60 people have signed up to take part so far. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship fees. Anyone can take part as long as they are over 16, aren’t pregnant or suffer from heart or nervous conditions.

Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Chairman and local member for Monkton and North Curry said “This is a great opportunity to raise vital funds for some well known charities, ultimately benefitting many people. So sign up and get involved if you dare!”

For more information or to sign up to take part, please contact Lindsey Tawse on 01823 356859 or email

*In the case of adverse weather conditions preventing the charity abseil from taking place on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 April, it will instead take place on Thursday 1 of May and Friday 2 May, again weather dependant.


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