Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: February 26, 2006
Skittles weekend will raise fun and funds for Burnham hovercraft

Skittles players are being invited to support Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercraft at a special two-day fundraising event in Highbridge this week.

Highbridge charity fundraiser Miki Tilley is organising a two-day skittles event on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th at The George Inn, Highbridge in aid of BARB, the group that runs the hovercraft.

The event will start at 11.30am on Saturday and run through until 9pm. It will be followed with a second day of action on Sunday from 11.30am until 4pm. A range of prizes will be up for grabs during the two days.

BARB has annual running costs of £20,000 and is in the process of buying a second £11,000 hovercraft to further expand its life-saving operation along the Somerset coast.

During its first 18 months of operation, the group has helped and rescued more than 85 people.

The hovercraft was launched in 2004 after a successful fundraising appeal by the Western Daily Press following the tragic death of five-year-old Lelaina Hall who became trapped in treacherous mud at Berrow beach in 2002.


Burnham Hovercraft Web site


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