Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: August 29, 2006
Brean holidaymakers raise over £1,700 for Burnham hovercraft group

Generous Brean holidaymakers have raised more than £1,700 towards the charity that runs Burnham's two rescue hovercrafts after a busy summer of fundraising.

Mike and Caroline Walsh of Pontypool organised a series of events including a raffle, sponsored head-shaving session and charity evening at the Beachcomber Inn in Brean in aid of BARB, the charity that runs the hovercraft rescue service.

"We're delighted that a huge sum of £1,724.56 has been raised and thank everyone who's supported us over the last few weeks," said Caroline.

"The hovercraft team do a superb job and it's wonderful to see all the money raised being put to good use locally. We've been coming to Brean for many years and frequently see the valuable work that BARB does."

BARB President Neville Jones - who is pictured receiving a cheque from the fundraisers at the Beachcomber Inn - said: "We're incredibly grateful for this huge sum which will go directly towards maintaining our two craft and training our crews. Mike and Caroline have put in a great deal of effort over the last six weeks, which we greatly appreciate."

Caroline also thanked her friend, Dot Howe, for helping to collect money and raffle prizes for the event.


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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