Charity cash bid of abseil parents

Jingle Bell drop, Sophie Beardmore, Felicity Vine, Chris Beardmore, James Searle. Jingle Bell drop, Sophie Beardmore, Felicity Vine, Chris Beardmore, James Searle.

Friday, December 13, 2013
3:52 PM

The plight of two-year-old Molly Stott inspired a 200ft fancy dress cancer charity abseil which has raised £1,565 for Clic Sargent.

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In May, Molly, from the Avenues, was diagnosed with leukaemia, and her parents, Alice and Roy Stott, were only able to stay with her while she was treated at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children because of a rest home called Sam’s House.

The charity has offered them support at every stage, including a social worker, days out and accommodation.

And they are so grateful they pledged to raise as much money as possible when they abseiled down the side of Bristol’s Premier Inn.

Alice’s best friend Sophie Beardmore, her husband Chris, and Molly’s godparents Felicity Vine and James Searle made the plunge in fancy dress.

Alice said: “The jump went really well. Everyone did it accept me for medical reasons I was not allowed.

“However, at the last minute Chris Beardmore, Sophie’s husband stepped up and completed the abseil in my place.

“Sophie was the most scared, and overcame her fear thoroughly satisfied that she did it in the end. “James and Chris flew down, and seemed fearless. Sophie wore a Christmas onese and James and Fe wore matching elf outfits. “

Now Dan Woodcock, Molly’s uncle, is running the London Marathon next year and she added: “Please support Dan to raise as much money as possible.”

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