Published: January 21, 2009
Fire-hit Brean couple are 'thrilled to bits' with honeymoon tickets

A Brean couple who lost their home in a devastating fire have this week been handed free honeymoon tickets following a community fundraising campaign.

Burnham-On-Sea.com 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.

Fire 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.

Following 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 Street.

Danny 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."

"They are both thrilled to bits about the honeymoon tickets and will be leaving next week. Hopefully, we've brought them a little happiness."

"Particular 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."

Pictured are First Choice's Louise Channing, Lindsay Brookes, Simeon Jerram and Sarah Loveridge, plus fundraisers Jayne Cherrington and Danny Pearce with the happy couple

RELATED LINKS:

In photos: Fire-hit couple tie the knot
Pub gig raises hundreds towards couple's honeymoon
Brean fire couple thanks community
BBC Points West interview with couple [External link]
Video coverage of Brean blaze
Electrical fault blamed for the Brean blaze
Photos of the blaze at Brean chalet home

 




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