team 'bowled over' by support at Highbridge fundraiser
hovercraft crew members were 'bowled over' by support during a
fundraising event in Highbridge.
mat bowling competition held at Highbridge Community Hall on Saturday
May 21 attracted 48 players, and raised £215 for BARB, the
group that runs Burnham's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft.
member Roger Keen, who organised the event, said: "It's been
a great day - we attracted 16 teams of three players including
several England and county players."
a Burnham couple will be taking a flight on the hovercraft later
this summer, having won the raffle. Pete Pengelly of Lynton Road
said he and wife Bridget
were "very much looking
to the trip."
overall event was won by a Taunton team called Comytrowe and the
runners-up came from Middlezoy.
raised at the event went towards funding maintainance of the hovercraft,
which costs more than £20,000 a year to run.
photo shows (top) Bridget Pengelly receiving her raffle prize
from Burnham hovercraft crew member Pete Emery, alongside organisers,
players and hovercraft crew. Inset photo shows the short mat bowling
competition in progress.
Mat Bowling Association
Burnham Hovercraft Web site