January 21, 2009
Brean couple are 'thrilled to bits' with honeymoon tickets
Brean couple who lost their home in a devastating fire have this
week been handed free honeymoon tickets following a community
broke the news last November
that a devastating fire had swept through the wooden chalet owned
by Brean beach warden Ron Sharrard and his partner Angela Davies.
crews from across the county tackled the blaze, but they could
not save the property or the couple's two Yorkshire Terriers inside.
Despite the traumatic events the couple went on to marry in Brean's
St Bridget's Church in December
in front of family, friends and supporters.
a community fundraising campaign, on Tuesday (January 20th) they
were handed their honeymoon tickets, worth £560, for a fortnight's
holiday in Fuerteventura at the First Choice shop on Burnham High
Pearce, a friend of the couple and landlord of The Railway pub
which recently held a fundraising concert, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Thanks go to everyone who's supported Ron and Angela through
these difficult times."
are both thrilled to bits about the honeymoon tickets and will
be leaving next week. Hopefully, we've brought them a little happiness."
thanks go to all those businesses that provided raffle items for
our recent fundraising event, including Woodberry Haines and Space
Storage. I would also like to thank Custom Cars taxi service for
agreeing to take Ron and Angela to the airport and collect them
free of charge."
are First Choice's Louise Channing, Lindsay Brookes, Simeon Jerram
and Sarah Loveridge, plus fundraisers Jayne Cherrington and Danny
Pearce with the happy couple
Fire-hit couple tie the knot
gig raises hundreds towards couple's honeymoon
fire couple thanks community
Points West interview with couple [External link]
coverage of Brean blaze
fault blamed for the Brean blaze
of the blaze at Brean chalet home