Leisure Park raises over £16,000 for local good causes
Leisure Park has raised more than £16,000 for local charities
in the past year.
park's owners, Richard and Bridget House, this week handed over
the money to over a dozen good causes following fundraising events
during the busy summer season which have included a golf tournament,
pig and donkey racing and fireworks displays.
golf event raised £1,700 for the Injured Jockeys fund, £300
for St Margaret's Hospice and £300 for the Alzheimer Society.
Pig and Donkey Races that took place over the school summer holidays
proved to be a great fund-raiser with £3,134 raised for
Burnham-On-Sea St Johns Ambulance and another £3,134 for
Burnham-On-Sea Sea Cadets.
Resort Unity Holiday Home Owners raised £1,358 for Children's
Hospice South West.
were also raised for the Alzheimer's Society and a memory walk
along Brean Beach and Brean Down in late September brought in
raffles and events over the season organised by The Tavern Country
Music Club raised £1,800 for BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat),
pictured right, £1,800 for Weston Hospice and £1,800
for Cystic Fibrosis. BARB also attended all four firework displays
throughout the year to collect funds.
the 2011 season is now over, the team at Brean Leisure Park continue
to support the local area with the planning of more charity fundraising
events to take place in 2012," said the park's owner Richard
Top, Richard and Bridget House present cheques to St John Ambulance
at their Highbridge headquarters and, middle, Richard presenting
a cheque to Lt Bob Silverthorne, Commanding Officer SCC at Burnham
Sea Cadets, and, above, BARB's Roger Flower receiving a cheque
from the Tavern Country Music Club