Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: September 1, 2008
Head shave raises hundreds for Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft charity

Over £500 was raised for BARB, the Burnham-On-Sea charity that runs the town's two life-saving hovercrafts, when holidaymakers at Brean held a sponsored head shave at the weekend.

Members of the Diamond Farm Fundraising group held the event on Saturday afternoon (August 30th) in front of a crowd of onlookers at the holiday park.

Wendy Taylor, who had her black locks shaved off, said: "Everyone really took to this event and gave it strong support. We had a fantastic response."

"We'd like to thank all those who took part, plus Boots the chemists in Burnham for donating the shaving materials, and the owners of Diamond Farm for their support."

Among those being shaved were Wendy Taylor, Robert Setchfield, Jess Collins, Paul Robins, Mark Taylor and Pete Matthews. By Monday, the amount raised from the event had reached a total of £670.

The event is one of several to be held over the summer by the Diamond Farm Fundraising group, which also organised a dog show, several car boot sales, an auction and a summer Christmas lights display in aid of BARB.

BARB Chairman Mark Newman said: "We are very grateful to the team at Diamond Farm for their continuing support. All money raised for BARB goes directly into maintaining our life-saving equipment and training our crew."

Related Links:

Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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