Hartland abseil gives annual appeal an early boost.
A GROUP of daring North Devon mums have conquered their fear of heights â€“ and given this yearâ€™s Children in Need appeal a huge early boost.
This yearâ€™s annual BBC fund-raiser takes place on Friday, November 18 but young mums Laura Lucas, Julie Fisher, Heidi Casinelli and Sian Laughton organised a mass charity abseil on one of the regionâ€™s highest cliff faces.
They were among 30 participants â€“ including local escapologist and magician Merlin Cadogan â€“ who took part in the 180ft abseil at Berry Head, Hartland, raising around ï¿½2,000 for the appeal.
â€œIt was a huge success and everyone did their abseil,â€ said Sian Laughton.
â€œThere was no rain but it was very windy and Pudsey was blowing all over the place, which made the kids laugh.
â€œThe day was amazing and the Skern lodge instructors were brilliant also.â€
Readers can still pledge a secure on-line donation at a special Just Giving webpage, www.justgiving.com/pudseybearbarnstaple
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