year for Burnham-On-Sea RNLI recounted
of Burnham-On-Sea RNLI welcomed the charity's divisional inspector
for the south west to their AGM on Friday evening (March 12th),
where a busy year of rescues was recounted.
50 people attended the annual meeting at Burnham's sailing club,
where the audience was told about the activity of the town's two
Manager Ricky Holmes said it had been an "incredibly busy
year" with 31 launches during the past 12 months.
audience heard how last summer's poor weather had hit several
local fundraising events, although the Burnham lifeboat shop had
still made healthy sales of £20,000 during the year. Jan
Pearce, Treasurer of the local Fundraising Branch, also explained
how income from donations had continued to be strong.
new senior helm, Nick Edrich, and a new deputy helm, Jason Coombes,
were appointed by Ricky Holmes (as pictured above).
Carey, RNLI Divisional Inspector for the south, explained the
national picture of the charity, while Chairman Graham Wills praised
the station's volunteer team for their support.
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