Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: May 5, 2008
Somerset Caravan Club presents £1,400 to Burnham hovercraft

A bumper cheque for £1,400 was handed over to BARB, the Burnham-On-Sea charity that runs the town's two rescue hovercrafts, by fundraisers from the Somerset branch of The Caravan Club on Monday (May 5th).

The club has chosen BARB as its charity of the year and during celebrations to mark its 40th year on Bank Holiday Monday at a special event in Frome, it presented the Burnham crewmembers with the donation.

BARB's Gary Jones, Becky Titon and Ellie West were handed the generous donation by Somerset Caravan Club's Chris Palmer and wife Christine, as pictured. The money was raised from raffles, tombolas and other fundraising activities.

BARB crewmember Gary Jones said: "We were made to feel very welcome and we are incredibly grateful to the club for its wonderful donation, which will be used to help towards the high costs of maintaining our hovercrafts and training our crew."

Ellie gave a talk to 250 of the club's members about the rescue work that BARB does along the Somerset coastline and explained how the charity uses donations.

Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site

 


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