Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: September 19, 2006
Charity golfers raise £4,200 for Burnham's hovercraft group

More than 80 golfers putted, chipped and drove their way around the fairways of Brean Golf Course, raising a bumper £4,200 for BARB, the charity that runs Burnham's rescue hovercraft.

Sixteen teams competed in Coast Radio's Charity Day, which was won by local team 'The Bright Sparks' consisting of Andy Curry, Joe Hasting, Mark Parsons and Andrew Thomas.

Professional player David Haines, pictured above with David Preece and Coast Radio's Josh Haywood, performed a trick shot show in front of the club house where a brand new BMW mini - provided by Irvines of Bridgwater - was up for grabs for any player scoring a hole in one. While plenty of players came close to making a claim, no-one was lucky enough to win the keys!

Burnham's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft provided the backdrop for the first hole, as players hit off for the day.

And later, an evening of entertainment was laid on at nearby Scotty's Bar where comedian Chubby Spencer provided plenty of laughs. A fundraising raffle was held, further boosting the amount raised from the day.

Coast Radio's Josh Haywood said the event had been a "huge success and great fun." He thanked those who had participated and all those who had sponsored the day and provided help.

BARB Chairman Alan Miller thanked the group for their support, adding: "We are incredibly grateful for these funds, which will be directed straight into maintenance of our two craft and ongoing training of our crews. Many, many thanks for everyone who supported the event and played."


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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