Angie to face her fears for ‘important’ Somerset charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 January 2017

Angie Clarke.

Angie Clarke.


A Burnham-on-Sea woman is set to try to combat her chronic vertigo in the most terrifying way possible by taking part in a sky-dive for the charity she set up five years ago.

Angie Clarke is the manager of Somewhere House, in Berrow Road, which is a rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol addiction.

However, Angie and her team – including her husband Dave – also decided to set up Somewhere House Somerset charity, which provides therapeutic support to those in need.

She has set herself the task of raising £10,000 and she says with the good response she has had so far, there is no reason why this cannot be achieved before the big day in March.

Angie told the Mercury she has told too many people of her plans to be able to back out now, despite her crippling fear of heights.

She said: “One of my friends mentioned doing it and my husband said it is something I should do.

“And now I have told too many people so you have to go through with it then. It is a really great cause close to my heart and we have so many amazing people working together to raise money. A lot of people cannot get the help they need so we need to raise the money to keep helping people.”

To sponsor Angie, visit

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Weston Mercury