June 1, 2011
rescue charity launches boat naming competition
competition has been launched by Burnham-based charity BARB in
which the public can suggest names for its new inshore rescue
The new rigid inshore boat replaces BARB's old inflatable and
will be used for carrying out rescues on lakes and rivers across
the Burnham area.
Rather than choose a name for the boat, BARB is inviting the
public to make suggestions.
A winner will be chosen from a hat and announced at Burnham's
rescue services day - called ESCAPE Day - on Sunday August 7th.
the competition costs just £3 per go with all proceeds going
to the charity's funds.
To put forward a name, ask for an entry form at the BARB station
on Burnham's Esplanade during the charity's weekly open days,
which are being held every Sunday throughout the summer from 11am-4pm.
"This is a one-off opportunity to get a name onto the side
of our new rescue boat. There has been lots of interest alteady,
with names of children, pets and family members among those put
forward," said a spokesman.
Official BARB Web site