Chairman’s Charity Abseil raises £13k

Over £13k was raised for charity when over 90 people abseiled off Taunton’s tallest building back in April this year, Somerset County Council announces.

Somerset County Council joined forces with FLAG (Flooding on the Levels Action Group) and Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to organise the 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).

Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Chairman, said: “Well done to everyone that took that brave step off County Hall to raise money for charity. I had a fantastic couple of days congratulating people on their achievement as their feet landed back on level ground. I am very proud that the event has raised so much and I encourage people to get involved in more daredevil events in the near future to raise money for this worthwhile cause.”

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The next Chairman’s Charity event is a Firewalk on Thursday 6 November at the Wyvern Club in Taunton. Details on how to apply to take part will be announced soon.