Yeovil Hospital abseilers raise over £17,000 for Flying Colours appeal
By abbie_yeovil | Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:48
Over 120 people took a daring 100ft plunge last Saturday in aid of the Flying Colours Appeal.
One brave fundraiser tackling the 100ft abseil superhero style
Abseilers in costumes prior to taking the 100ft plunge
The Western Gazette team kitted out and ready to abseil
Hundreds more turned out to watch their family and friends take on the courageous challenge from the roof of Yeovil District Hospital.
A total of £17,019 has been raised from the abseil so far. The funds will be put towards funding for the Special Care Baby Unit as part of the Flying Colours Appeal for Yeovil Women's Hospital.
Sarah Cherry, Community Fundraiser for the Flying Colours Appeal said: "Everyone did really well getting people to sponsor them.
"One keen supporter, Teresa Samuel, raised over £1,000 alone in sponsorship and a team from Yarlington Housing Group raised £1215 between them with many other individuals raising over £400 each.
"I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone that helped make the day possible.
"I was overwhelmed by how popular the event was and I'm very proud of everyone, including myself, who braved the 100ft challenge.
"We need a new baby unit with more space for families," she added, "and obviously this is going to go a huge way towards enabling us to get the project underway."