MORE than £13,000 was raised when about 100 people abseiled down County Hall, Taunton, earlier this year.

The cash will be split between Somerset Community Foundation, which helps victims of the Somerset Levels floods, and Somerset County Council’s chairman’s charities the National Autistic Society and Somerset Trust for Arts and Recreation, which helps disadvantaged children.

The next chairman’s charity event is a fire walk at the Wyvern Club, Taunton, on Thursday, November 6.