Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: January 25, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard Association reformed in town

A new group to help Coastguards, their widows and families in times of severe hardship, distress and illness is being set-up in Burnham-On-Sea - and the organisation will hold its first fundraising event next month.

The Burnham-On-Sea branch of the Coastguard Association will hold a quiz night at the Somerset and Dorset pub on the town's High Street on Tuesday Februaury 10th when all will be welcome to join in the fun.

The Association aims to help serving and retired Coastguards, their widows and dependents should they suffer hardship, distress or illness or injury.

Branch Chairman Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com he is eager for any local ex-serving Coastguards and their families to get in contact.

"I know there are a lot of ex-serving Coastguards who have put a lot of their life into serving the community through Coastguard work and since leaving have had little or no contact with the MCA, nationally or locally," he said.

"It would be great if they could contact me, whatever their length of service, so we can hopefully re-aquaint them with old colleagues or just let them know we are here to help if required."

Full membership is for ex/serving Coastguards but anyone can join as associate members. Membership costs £10 per year, for which you will receive a diary and car sticker and a magazine. Ian can be contacted on 07724995631 and Dave Ilsley on 07855369313.

Our photo shows Burnham Coastguards next to the town's beach lighthouse

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