Published: September 27, 2009
Hovercraft pull raises funds for Burnham-On-Sea charity

A two-mile sponsored pull of Burnham’s rescue hovercraft through the streets of Brean raised hundreds of pounds for BARB, the charity behind the life-saving rescue service, on Sunday (September 27th).

The Light Of Elizabeth hovercraft and its tow truck were tugged along Coast Road by a hardy group of country music fans, led by members of Chevron Country Music Club, who organised the event during Brean's Country Music Festival.

Starting at Brightholme Holiday Park, the group made their way through the centre of Brean, finishing at the Beachcomber Inn.

Organiser Barbara Newman said the group's collection tins had been rattling all along the route.

"We had great support and would like to thank everyone who donated today," she said.

"BARB is an excellent cause and the Westerners have raised many thousands of pounds for it over the years."

All the funds raised will go towards the costs of maintaining BARB's equipment and training its volunteer crew.


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site


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