Published: April 27, 2009
Burnham charity's stolen banner is replaced by garden centre

Staff at a local garden centre have given a charity a new advertising banner to replace one that was stolen from Burnham-On-Sea in March.

When employees at Sanders Garden World heard that Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service had a banner promoting their fundraising car boot sales stolen, they pledged to replace it.

Peter Burks, General Manager at Sanders Garden World, said: "We found out that Freewheelers had had their banner stolen so wanted to help them get a new one, especially as they are one of our charities of the year."

"The charity transports items on specially adapted motorcycles from hospital to hospital in Somerset and beyond and is funded entirely by public donations and sponsorship, so we thought rather than them use much needed money for the service they provide to buy a new banner, we'd buy one for them."

Freewheelers was founded in 1991 and provides a free out of hours back up service for the NHS. Allan Roberts, one of the charity’s volunteers, added: "We were really upset when we realised our banner for the car boot sales at Sanders Garden World had been stolen. We are delighted they have given us a new one."

The car boot sales take place at Sanders GardenWorld in Brent Knoll every Friday from 10am until 2pm.

Pictured are Peter Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, with Allan Roberts of Freewheelers EVS with the charity's new banner





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