Published: March 21, 2010
In photos: Super hero fundraiser boosts funds for Burnham's BARB

Dozens of people turned up in colourful costumes for a super hero themed fundraising event to help a life-saving Burnham-On-Sea charity on Saturday evening (March 20th).

BARB's 'Super Hero Night' was held at Brean's Beachcomber Inn in aid of the hovercraft rescue group's £60,000 campaign to buy a new replacement craft.

MP David Heathcoat-Amory was among the supporters at the event and had the job of picking a winner from the line-up of entertaining costumes.

"It was a tough decision, there were some excellent outfits, but I was very happy to give my support to such a worthwhile local cause," said Mr Heathcoat-Amory.

Nigel Hart from Brean was awarded first prize after being named the best-dressed for his Banana Man outfit.

Burnham glamour model Poppy Rivers was also in attendance and gave her support by donating a signed photograph of herself, which was auctioned.

With donations on the night, a total of £1,650 is expected to have been raised towards the cost of buying the new hovercraft.

The audience enjoyed an evening of live music from The Soundations, a popular motown, disco and soul group, plus other entertainment.

BARB organiser Michael Lowe told "Thanks go to everyone who attended. It was a fun evening and helped raise a good sum towards the cost of BARB's replacement hovercraft."


Official BARB Web site


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