Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: September22, 2008
Brean's Diamond Farm hands over funds for Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft

A busy summer of fundraising at a Brean caravan park has raised a bumper £2,700 for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity.

Dozens of holidaymakers at Diamond Farm took part in a series of events, ranging from head shaves and auctions to dog shows, raffles and car boot sales, to raise a total of £2,700 for BARB, the organisation that runs Burnham's two life-saving rescue hovercrafts.

Diamond Farm's Fundraising Committee handed over the bumper-sized cheque to grateful crew members at the weekend, as pictured here.

A Diamond Farm spokeswoman said: "The hovercraft is such an essential service in this area that we wanted to help. We've had great support for all our events throughout the holiday season, and thank everyone who helped."

BARB Chairman Mark Newman thanked the group for their generosity, adding: "We're very grateful to Diamond Farm for their continuing support of BARB and thank them and all the holidymakers who took part in their fundraising activities over the summer."

"All the money raised will go towards training our crew and maintaining our equipment."

A second cheque is due to be presented to BARB by the Diamond Farm pubraisers next month.

Related Links:

Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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