Father-to-be turned daredevil abseils 180ft St George’s Hospital building raising money for new equipment
A Balham father-to-be over-came his fear of heights to abseil down a 180ft building at St George’s Hospital in Tooting to help raise funds for hospital equipment earlier this month.
Chris Coghlan, 35, whose wife is due to give birth at St George’s in July, raised £600 in sponsorship which will help buy machinery including new baby medical equipment.
Despite confessing that he is not very good with heights, Mr Coghlan was keen to support the hospital.
“We have been really impressed by all the doctors and nurses and we just thought it would be a nice thing to do to try and show our support,” he said.
“If you’ve got an opportunity to help your local community then you should.”
Image courtesy of Chris Coghlan, with thanks
- 'I've let myself and the charity down': Raynes Park carpenter gutted injury cut short 800-mile trek across Japan10000
- ‘The first year dad won’t be here to buy us a pint’: Sutton daughter’s Royal Marsden Cancer Charity walk tribute10000
- 10000Jovial joggers will be bringing 'Where’s Wally' out of hiding for a themed fun run on Clapham Common this March. Donning bobble hats and striped sweaters, participants will be raising money to help disadvantaged children improve their literacy skills on Sunday March 20. Over the last three years the fun…
- 10000Love slipping into a little black dress for a confidence boost? Fashionistas are donning theirs for a couture challenge, wearing the same dress every day during London Fashion Week to raise money for charity. Enter the Little Black Dress Initiative, founded by south west Londoner-based Natasha Turner and Cynthia Ward,…