November 6, 2010
U3A gives Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre a £500 boost
project to refurbish Burnham-On-Sea's Community Centre was given
a further financial boost on Saturday morning (November 6th).
Members of Burnham's University of The Third Age Concert Party
handed over £500 to the centre's Chairman, Ken Hindle.
The group's Mary Miles, who is pictured here with Mr Hindle,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're delighted to present this
money to the centre, following a fundraising concert at the town's
Methodist Church Hall. Thanks go to everyone who helped us."
Work to refurbish the centre is due to get underway later this
month and be completed next year.
centre in Berrow Road dates back to 1837 and is currently used
by groups whose subject matter is as diverse as arts, crafts,
exercise and faith groups. It is also home to Burnham Model Railway
Club and Burnham War Games Society.
was first to report
in May that the centre had been awarded a £135,000 grant
from Viridor's Landfill Communities Fund towards the cost of its
much-needed modernisation. Since then, the poroject's costs have
risen, prompting a fresh appeal for funding.