Bear parachute jump from church roof sends funds skywards!
sponsored bear parachute jump from the roof of a church near Burnham-On-Sea
has raised hundreds of pounds.
Parish Church held the unique fundraising event on Sunday during
its two-day flower show, featured here.
of children's teddies and stuffed toys were fitted with parachutes
and lifted to the top of the church before being thrown off -
all for a small sponsorship fee.
wanted to do something a little different to raise funds while
getting local youngsters involved," one of the organisers,
Karen Moncrieff, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was used to fit each bear with their parachute and then a fishing
rod was used to winch them up to the roof-top where Colin Holdom
and Tony Buncombe launched them into the air!" All the funds
are earmarked for the church.