Close residents present £3,000 to Burnham hovercraft charity
charity that runs Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts has been
given a financial boost this week with the donation of more than
Residents in Trinity Close handed over a cheque to BARB for £3,127.71
to help fund the charity's replacement of one of its life-saving
money was collected from visitors during the street's annual Christmas
lights display. Last year's display of over 90,000 lights attracted
national media attention during the festive period and was visited
by crowds of visitors.
Trinity Close resident Nick Gardner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
amazed to have raised such a huge sum during the recession - the
generosity of people continues to be very strong. The Christmas
lights attracted lots of attention and we are very pleased to
be donating this money to an excellent local cause, BARB."
Mark Newman, BARB Chairman, added: "We're delighted to have
received this very generous donation and thank the Trinity Close
residents for their support and all those who donated the money
over the Christmas period."
He said the latest donation will help BARB towards its target
of raising £60,000 towards the cost of replacing the Light
Of Elizabeth hovercraft, which is a training craft that has been
heavily used over recent years.
Official BARB Web site