holidaymakers raise over £5,000 for Burnham hovercrafts
busy summer of fundraising at a Brean caravan park has raised
over £5,000 for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity.
of holidaymakers at Diamond Farm have taken part in a series of
events, ranging from sponsored hair colouring sessions to auctions,
raffles and car boot sales to raise a huge £5,364 for BARB.
Farm's Fundraising Committee handed over the bumper cheque to
grateful volunteers from the charity on Saturday (September 26th),
including BARB President Neville Jones and Chairman Mark Newman,
Collins from the Diamond Farm Fundraisers said: "We've all
thoroughly enjoyed this summer's fundraising and are very proud
to be presenting such a large amount to such a worthwhile cause.
Our thanks go to everyone who has helped."
Chairman Mark Newman thanked the group, saying: "We're hugely
grateful to Diamond Farm for their continuing support of BARB
and thank them, and all the holidymakers who have taken part in
many fundraising activities over the summer period. All
the money will go towards maintaining our equipment and training
our volunteer crews."
a 17 year-old charity, operates two rescue hovercrafts, an inshore
rescue boat and a tractor. It has annual operating costs of £35,000.
Its volunteer crews have helped and rescued more than 200 people.
Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site