Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: November 17, 2008
Celebrating couple make generous donation to Burnham hovercraft

A Burnham-On-Sea couple celebrating their silver wedding anniversary have turned down gifts from friends and instead made a donation of hundreds of pounds to the charity that runs the town's rescue hovercrafts.

Valerie and Trevor Hills, from Southern Lea Road, celebrated their milestone with a party for 40 friends and invited donations for BARB in lieu of presents.

The generous couple have handed over a cheque for £225 to the charity that runs Burnham's life-saving Spirit Of Lelaina and Light Of Elizabeth hovercrafts.

Valerie said: "Living in Burnham, we know how important it is to have these hovercrafts here. We fully support the wonderful work that BARB does."

BARB Chairman Mark Newman thanked the couple, adding: "We're very grateful to Valerie and Trevor for this generous donation, which will go towards the training of our volunteer crew and maintaining our hovercrafts."

BARB, the Burnham Area Rescue Boat, is a 16-year-old charity funded entirely by donations.

Pictured are BARB's Mark Newman, Dave Bailey and Steve Perks with Valerie and Trevor Hills.


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