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winners enjoy their trip onboard Burnham's hovercraft
Internet users who won a flight onboard Burnham's
hovercraft in an online
auction have enjoyed a day-long trip to the town to meet the crews
and see how the rescue service operates.
the organisation that runs the hovercraft, held the auction in
May when a trip around
Bridgwater Bay onboard
the Spirit Of Lelaina was up for
was plenty of interest and the
reserve price of £50 was met within
four hours of the auction.
than 20 bids were made during the ten days of the auction and
the flight eventually sold for £250.
The successful bidder, Graham Hobden of Weston-super-Mare, decided
to make up the total amount given to BARB to £500 by holding
a raffle and other fundraising activities.
Sunday, Emma Standlick and Maria Hobden met the crew, were given
a VIP tour of the station and had a pre-flight briefing before
climbing onboard the craft for their trip along the coastline.
were taken along the shoreline to the town's lighthouse and then
flown around Bridgwater Bay and had a chance later in the day
to see the annual Stert
Island Swim up close.
auction winners were then flown back to Burnham to help with refuelling,
cleaning and preparing the craft for its next launch.
pair enjoyed their day so much that Emma is considering becoming
a crew member herself. Her verdict on the day: "It's been
had a great time and have really enjoyed it."
ride up for auction
Hovercraft's eBay section
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