Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: May 28, 2008
Mark couple present birthday donation to Burnham hovercraft

A couple from Mark who both celebrated their 90th birthdays last month have handed over a cheque to BARB after deciding to receive charity donations instead of presents.

Arthur Hill, chairman of Mark Friendship Club for almost 24 years, turned the grand age on April 4th, and his wife of 64 years, Win, on April 29th.

The couple marked the milestones with a party at the village's church hall on Win's birthday. They declined presents and invited donations for BARB, the charity that runs Burnham's two rescue hovercrafts, and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. About £460 was raised and the couple made the sum up to £500, with each charity receiving half.

The couple were given a tour of BARB's seafront station and met several crewmembers before handing over the cheque.

Mark Newman, Chairman of BARB, said: "We very much thank Arthur and Win for this generous donation, which will go towards the high costs of maintaining our hovercrafts and training our volunteer crews."

Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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