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November 28, 2004
From the Bard to BARB... drama group raises cash for hovercraft

Miracles at Glastonbury Drama Group Presenting The Cheque to the Burnham Hovercraft CrewBurnham-On-Sea's hovercraft team are all too familiar with taking part in coastal dramas, but the group's latest performance did not directly involve them at all.

A Glastonbury-based drama group called 'Miracles At Glastonbury' performed a series of sea-themed plays to raise much-needed funds for the BARB Rescue Hovercraft.

Playing in front of capacity audiences at the Abbot's Kitchen in Glastonbury Abbey, the group's performances of 'The Deluge' and 'Floodtide' attracted 280 people over four nights and raised £200 for the Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft.

Bill Wych, the writer and director of the two productions, said: "We put on a show each year and when it was decided that our theme would be the sea this time, we thought it would also be good to make a local coastal-themed organisation the main beneficiary of the funds we raise."

"Given the vital work that the hovercraft team does - and the fact that Burnham is the nearest coastal town to Glastonbury - we thought the Spirit Of Lelaina would therefore be an ideal cause."

During a special visit to the hovercraft station this week, the Glastonbury group handed over the funds to grateful BARB crew members and were also given a tour of the station.

Our photo shows Bill Wych, Kay Wych and Joy Taylor from 'The Miracles At Glastonbury' drama group with some of the Burnham hovercraft crew


See the Official BARB Web site home page

 


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