Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: October 20, 2008
Brean's Diamond Farm hands £3,225 to Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft charity

A bumper cheque worth £3,225 has been handed over to the charity that runs Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts.

The Diamond Farm Pubraisers have collected the funds for BARB, the charity that runs the life-saving Spirit Of Lelaina and Light Of Elizabeth hovercrafts, during collections in Brean over the summer months.

The money was raised at the Beachcomber Inn, Sandyglade, Seagull, Crackers, Ocean Bar, Burnham Holiday Village and the Tavern.

It brings the total raised for BARB by Brean's Diamond Farm this year to a huge £6,135 after an earlier cheque for £2,700 was given by the Diamond Farm Fundraising Committee.

"We are delighted to have raised such a wonderful amount given the poor summer of weather and the depressed financial climate," said organiser Roy Newell. "BARB is such a good cause and we are very happy to help."

BARB Chairman Mark Newman said: "We are hugely grateful for the continuing support of Roy and everyone at Diamond Farm, who have very generous backers of BARB over the years."

BARB - the Burnham Area Rescue Boat - is a 16-year-old charity run entirely by volunteers that is funded by donations from the public.


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