November 13, 2010
Race night raises £2,000 for Burnham's TIC and Christmas
£2,000 was raised towards the cost of Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas
Lights and the new charity that is taking over the town's Tourist
Information Centre during a fundraising night on Friday (November
Dozens of supporters flocked to the race night at the Oak Tree
Arena in Highbridge, which was raising cash for TIC charity BIARS
(Burnham Information and Rescue Support) and Burnham's Chamber
Burnham-On-Sea.com recently reported
how the newly-formed BIARS is being set up to run the seafront
TIC following cash-strapped Sedgemoor District Council's decision
that it could no longer afford to run it.
Ashton, Vice Chairman of the Burnham Chamber of Trade and a member
of the working party set up to save the TIC, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Friday's event was a great success - we had a good-sized
crowd, great entertainment and raised just under £2,000
for these two good causes."
Burnham-On-Sea.com was one of the sponsors of the event, which
featured flat board racing, live cabaret, a comedian, a raffle,
an auction and a disco.