May 11, 2011
£8,000 raised for charity at Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club
Rotary Club's charity bookshop has raised over £8,000 for
The shop, situated in the former Threshers wine shop in
College Street, is open each week from Wednesday to Saturday between
10am and 4pm.
It opened at the start of August last year and remained open
until Christmas, with further opening sessions during the half-term
and Easter school holidays.
"The unprecedented opportunity given to the Rotary Club,
for which thanks are extended to both Threshers and the selling
agents, Abbott & Frost, has enabled the Club to raise over
£8,000," Rotary spokesman George Moon told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the beneficiaries so far have been the Rotary Shelterbox Trust,
providing relief after the Pakistani, Haitian and Japanese earthquakes
and tsunamis, Thanks for Life, which has almost completed the
worldwide eradication of polio, and more recently the Highbridge
Festival of the Arts, which needs funds to support the continuation
of this worthwhile local annual event."
Donations of good, clean books are still welcomed at the shop
during opening hours or they can be collected locally by arrangement.
Potential donors should contact Rotarian Carol Chalmers on 07887
931354 or Rotarian Tony Russell on 01823 274971.
Pictured: Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club supporters at the group's