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St Mary’s Parish Church tower abseilers raise cash for children's charity Kidz Come 1st
Dozens of intrepid fundraisers took a leap of faith from the tower of St Mary’s Parish Church in Watford town centre during a charity abseil on Saturday.
The abseilers were given a privileged bird’s eye view of the town, and a close up look of the St Mary’s stained glass windows, as they made their nervy descents.
The event was organised to raise cash for Kidz Come 1st, a charity which aims to enhance the lives of children suffering life limiting conditions.
Many of the youngsters already being supported were in attendance to see volunteers make the jump and enjoy the entertainment and refreshments on hand in the St Mary’s Church Hall.
At the end of the day food and drink not consumed was presented to Watford New Hope Trust, the charity for the homeless.
He did however welcome the charity and its visitors to the borough and commended them on their bravery and fortitude in raising so much money.
He presented special trophies to Yolanda Pereira, for raising the most money, in excess of £1,200, with her team of 10 jumpers from McDonalds Lower High Street restaurant, and her six-year-old son, Cameron Quinn, who was the abseiler wearing the best fancy dress costume.
Clearly unfazed by the occasion, the following day Yolanda headed off to Cassiobury Park to tackle and complete the 40-obstacle course in the endurance test Push it for the Peace in aid of the town’s hospice.
Kidz Come 1st buys equipment for children with mobility issues and other equipment to enhance their lives and offers support for their families too.
The charity has also recently obtained a seaside holiday home, with full disabled access, to offer families caring for sick children the chance of a break when they would otherwise not be able to afford it.
The charity is always looking for financial support and anyone wanting to make a donation to help improve the life of a seriously ill child should visit http://kidzcome1stnow.webs.com/
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