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Two friends taking on tall charity challenge
TWO friends with a head for heights are taking on a challenge in aid of a children’s charity.
Kelly-Anne Irvine and Cassie Beacock are set to abseil off a hospital building next weekend to raise money for Action for Children and a brand new Special Care Baby Unit at Yeovil women’s health and maternity unit.
The colleagues, who work at Fladen Fishing UK in Easton, got involved in the fundraiser after an email was sent round appealing for people to get involved.
Kelly-Anne, 18, said: “We wanted to do the Christmas Day swim in Weymouth, but for one reason or another, it didn’t happen.
“Then we heard about this and it seemed ideal timing.”
She and Cassie, 22, both admit to a fear of heights but say that it won’t stop them.
Kelly-Anne added: “I think everyone in the office was pretty shocked when we first announced that we had signed up, but once we paid our deposit they realised we were serious.
“They have been very supportive and have sponsored us £10 each – I think that’s to make sure we don’t back out.”
The pair have raised £150 so far, but hope to raise as much as possible.
Proceeds will be split between Action for Children and the new baby unit at Yeovil.
Kelly-Anne said: “They are both really good causes. Action for Children is obviously a well-established charity and the new baby unit is creating a bigger space so families can stay close to their child.”
To help Kelly-Anne and Cassie visit uk.virginmoneygiving. com/team/fladenfishing