Published: February 3, 2010
New Burnham disabled swimming facilities opened by Mayor

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor was among the special guests at the official unveiling of a set of brand new disabled swimming facilities at the town's pool on Wednesday morning (February 3rd).

Burnham's Medical Equipment Fund has donated £2,100 towards the purchase of the specialised steps, which allow disabled swimmers to use the pool at the Swim and Sports Academy in Berrow Road.

Tom Ashton, Chairman of the Medical Equipment Fund, told "The previous steps were more than twenty years old and urgently needed replacing, so we are happy to help."

He added: "The steps have been handed over to Burnham's Disabled Swimming Club, whose members are delighted that the pool is now easier than ever to use."

Burnham's Mayor Derick Cooper and Mayoress Christine Cooper attended Wednesday's ceremony along with John Hodgson and Tom Ashton from the Medical Equipment Fund, plus members of the swimming club, as pictured here.


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