Sally Parsons and Emma Bromfield held a fundraising coffee and crafts morning at the Speedwell Hall ahead of their taking part in the Charity Abseil Challenge at Yeovil District Hospital on Sunday May 19th. Family members joined the two local women to help run the indoor event, which offered children the opportunity to make bird feeders, decorate fairy doors and have a go at racing toy snails, while their parents enjoyed a cup of coffee, bacon rolls and cakes. The morning event on Saturday May 4th also included a tombola and other fun stalls and raised £322.17 for Yeovil Hospital Charity.
Sally Parsons said: ” We had a great turnout and received wonderful feedback. We received a steady flow of visitors all morning with shoppers coming in early and many families arriving later. We were very pleased with the response and thank everyone who supported us.” Sally, who has just turned 40 years of age, decided it was time to do something out of her comfort zone. Following a diagnosis for Addisons’ disease in 2015, she is happy to be taking part in the abseil challenge and is raising funds for the Endocrine department and the A & E department at Yeovil District Hospital, as a way of thanking them for their care of her medical condition and the support she and her family have received from the hospital.
Joining Sally in the charity abseil is her friend Emma Bromfield, who will be raising money for the Macmillan Unit and Maternity Ward at Yeovil Hospital, both of which are very close to her heart. Sally’s story can be read in full on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-parsons7
To assist their fundraising efforts, Coombe Farm Sporting, an A H Warren Trust business situated on the Crewkerne to Chard road just past Roundham, are hosting a Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot on Saturday May 11th from 10 am until 2.30 pm, with cash prizes and a Novice, Ladies and Juniors trophy class.