December 16, 2010
and children sign up for Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme
20 children and three volunteer helpers have come forward to join
the soon-to-launch new Dreamscheme youth group in Burnham-On-Sea.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported last
week that officers at Burnham Police Station want to repeat
the success of Highbridge's award-winning Dreamscheme and set
up a similiar group in the town.
Officers held an exhibition at St Andrew's School in Burnham
this week, as pictured, where three people came forward to offer
their help as volunteer leaders.
"We're very pleased with the enthusiastic response from
local residents about launching a Dreamscheme group in Burnham
and are delighted to already have three leaders and over 20 children
interested," one of the leaders, John Alexander, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
PC Matt Pearce added: "We are still seeking enthusiastic
individuals from the Burnham area to get in touch. Anyone interested
in volunteering is very welcome to give me a call at Burnham Police
Station on 0845 456 7000 to find out more."
Dreamscheme groups are entirely self-funded and are staffed by
volunteers who set up and run community activities for children,
varying from craft making and fundraising car washes to litter
picks, to help them earn points towards treats such as trips to
theme parks and other group rewards.
Pictured are PC Matt Pearce with PCSO Eliot Green and John
Alexander at the Burnham Dreamscheme exhibition earlier this week