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music fans pull in the funds for Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft
and Western music fans pulled Burnham's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft
through the streets of Brean on Monday October 3rd to help raise
funds for the life-saving rescue service.
the sound of cheers from the crowds of onlookers along the 1.5
mile route, the fun-loving group helped to raise much-needed cash.
also stopped off at eight pubs along the Coast Road during the
village's annual Country and Western Festival.
from across Britain have once again flocked to Brean for the annual
country extravaganza, and the hovercraft pull's organisers Barbara
Newman and Joan Hadfield from the Chevron Country Music Club said
the collection boxes were rattling.
is a good cause and when it is a local charity people often tend
to give more," said Barbara.
Westerners have raised many thousands of pounds at Brean over
the years and are always keen to help local organisations. We
all think the hovercraft is an excellent cause."
hovercraft left the Beach Bar pub at 7pm, taking in the Farmer's
Tavern, Flaming Jaes, Max's, Ocean Bar, the Seagull Inn, and Three
Acres before arriving at the Beachcomber.
pull was marshalled by crew members from BARB, the charity that
operates the hovercraft. A spokesman said the event had been a
"great success" and he thanked the crowds of well-wishers
for their support.
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