and western fans bring music to the ears of hovercraft group!
Country and Western music fans who held a series of fundraising
events in aid of the Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft have handed over
a huge cheque for £2,300
to the group.
cash was handed over during a special presentation at Home Farm,
main event of the week-long series of fundraising activities was
a sponsored pull of
the Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft through
Brean, which attracted large crowds
of onlookers during the village's popular country and western
from across Britain flock to the annual western event, and the
organisers Barbara Newman and Joan Hadfield from the Chevron Country
Music Club said the collection boxes had been rattling.
is a good cause and when it is a local charity people often tend
to give more," said Barbara. "The
Westerners have raised many thousands of pounds at Brean over
the years and are always keen to help local organisations. We
all think the hovercraft is an excellent cause."
spokesman Simon Triggol thanked the group for their support, saying:
"We're incredibly grateful to Barbara, Joan and all the Country
and Western fans who helped and contributed to this fundraising
was great to see so many people having a lot of fun while raising
much-needed funds for the hovercraft - thank you all!"
the money raised will go directly towards meeting the £20,000
annual cost of maintaining the hovercraft, training its volunteer
crew, and funding the purchase of a second back-up hovercraft.
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