The manager of a paper mill in Hertfordshire briefly overcame her fear of spiders, to take part in a sponsored stunt that aimed to raise cash for Tourist signs.
Sue Woolnough, who is employed by Frogmore Paper Mill as education manager, raised over £800 by letting a large tarantula walk across the palms of her hands.
Ms Woolnough said: “I was amazed I managed to do it. I just had to keep thinking small furry animal and I knew I had to go ahead, as so many people had sponsored me to do it. I would like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored me in my efforts to conquer my phobia.”
Of course, the main aim of the stunt was not to cure Ms Woolnough’s arachnophobia but raise money for brown tourist signs that direct motorists to the paper mill in Apsley.
Here at The Sussex Sign Company, we congratulate Ms Woolnough on rising above her fear of spiders to complete the task. Raising more than £800 should contribute towards the cost of the signs, which provide useful information for road users. The Sussex Sign Company specialise in producing signage for all occasions, including directional and informational signs for shops, businesses and charities. If you are a registered charity The Sussex Sign Company is happy to give you a discount of 30% from our standard prices.