Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

January 2, 2006
Wedmore Real Ale Festival drinkers toast Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft!

Hovercraft pilot Simon Triggol being handed the cheque by organisers of the Wedmore Real Ale Festival

Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft crew members have raised a glass to toast the organisers of the Wedmore Real Ale Festival after they donated £750 to the group.

BARB, the charity than runs the life-saving hovercraft, was one of several local groups to benefit after beer lovers flocked to the popular festival at the end of September.

A spokesman for the event said: "It was wild and alcoholic and raised £5,000 for local worthy causes! £2,000 went to Wedmore Village Hall, £1,000 to Children's Hospice South West, £750 to the Burnham hovercraft, £750 to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and £500 to Wedmore Junior Cricket Club."

The successful festival has raised £18,000 during the last four years, with much of the money being donated back into the local community.

Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft press officer Mark Newman thanked the event's organisers and said: "It was superb to see so many people enjoying themselves while raising such a large amount of money for worthy local causes like the hovercraft. We're very grateful to the organisers and everyone who went along for their support."

RELATED LINKS:

Wedmore Real Ale Festival

Official BARB Web site home page

 


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