Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: August 6, 2006
Diamond Farm fundraisers raise £1,700 for Burnham hovercraft

A fancy dress competition at a Brean caravan park raised fun and funds for Burnham-On-Sea's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft.

Scores of holidaymakers staying at Diamond Farm dressed up in colourful costumes on Saturday (August 5th) to boost the amount raised by the park so far this year for BARB - the charity that runs the hovercraft - to a massive £1,700.

Fun-loving children, their families and even a few of their pets joined in the fancy dress contest, with costumes ranging from a policewoman's outfit to a bingo caller!

Prizes were presented to the best entries by hovercraft crew members Roger Flower and Andy Croker.

Diamond Farm has been holding a series of fundraising events this year in aid of BARB with earlier events including an Easter bonnets parade, auctions, raffles, car boot sales and sponsored walks.

Organiser Pam Clark said: "The hovercraft is a very special service that does such good work that we wanted to help. We've had great support for our fundraising events and thank everyone who's helped so far."

The Burnham hovercraft has helped and rescued more than 90 people during the last two years and all money donated to BARB is directly put back into training its crew and maintaining the craft.


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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