October 29, 2008
fundraisers stride out for Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft charity
group of energetic fundraisers put their best feet forward for
charity by walking over 800 miles to raise cash for the charity
that runs Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts.
members of Southwold Young People's Hostel Association in Yate,
South Gloucestershire, raised £700 by walking 874 miles
on step walking machines.
walked the equivalent distance from Lands End to John O'Groats
and were generously supported by sponsors. Everyone's had a lot
of fun whilst raising money for an excellent cause," said
organiser Mandy Osborne.
money was handed over to BARB, the charity that runs the life-saving
Spirit Of Lelaina and Light Of Elizabeth hovercrafts, during a
special visit by the group to Burnham-On-Sea.
all have enjoyed holidays and visits to the Somerset coast over
the years and thought it would be good to contribute to beach
safety. We were given a very warm welcome by BARB's crewmembers."
(the Burnham Area Rescue Boat) is a 16-year-old charity run entirely
by volunteers that is funded by donations from the public.
are BARB Operations Manager Steve Perks and Deputy Dave Bailey
with Southwold Young People's Hostel Association's Beryl Osborne,
Gill Philp, Mandy Osborne and Jenny Didcott.
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