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Published: April 9th, 2007
Easter fundraiser raises egg-cellent amount for Burnham hovercraft

An egg-cellent £500 was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft group when fun-loving holidaymakers at a Brean caravan park held their annual Easter bonnet parade at the weekend.

The popular event was well supported by more than 30 families at Diamond Farm, who turned out in a colourful range of bonnets of all shapes, sizes and colours.

Run by the Diamond Farm Charity Fundraising Committee, organiser Pam Johnson said the Easter Day event had been "a big success" and she was delighted with the amount raised for BARB, the organisation which runs Burnham's two rescue hovercrafts.

"We're thrilled to bits to have got this year's fundraising drive for BARB off to such a strong start," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"We all had a great deal of fun while raising money for such a worthwhile cause. The wonderful sunny weather was certainly very kind to us."

Chocolate Easter eggs were handed over to the youngsters with the best bonnets, as judged by hovercraft crew members Andy Croker and Dave Bailey, who are pictured with several of the entrants.

Dave said: "All the entrants in both the children's and adult's categories had put in such a great amount of effort that it was difficult for us to pick the winners given the high standards. It was a fun afternoon and we're very grateful to everyone for the amount raised."

The funds raised came from entry fees, a raffle and a collection at several Brean pubs over the Easter weekend. Diamond Farm raised £2,938 for BARB last year and has another busy summer of events lined up for the next few months to try and help with the ongoing running costs of the life-saving hovercraft rescue service.

RELATED LINKS:

Diamond Farm hands over cheque for £2,900 after busy year of fundraising

Burnham Hovercraft Official Web site

 


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