November 16, 2008
walkers stride out to raise funds for Burnham tennis academy
of pounds was expected to have been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea
tennis academy on Sunday (November 16th) when local residents
took part in a fundraising beach walk.
crowd of over 30 local residents strode along the beach, between
the town's jetty and lighthouse, to raise funds for the Nathan
Edwards Tennis Academy, one year after the road accident that
claimed the life of teenage tennis ace Nathan.
Beach walk organiser Lorna Parsons set up the event to raise funds
for both the academy and Somerset Air Ambulance.
hope to have raised around £400, which is a good result,"
Lorna told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Fortunately the weather held
for us too."
Nathan Edwards Tennis Academy was created following the tragic
death of 17-year-old Nathan last November. He was a talented member
of Burnham's Avenue Tennis Club and a former King Alfred School
academy launched in player's memory
paid to talented young tennis player