March 9, 2011
Carnival delivers cash boost to local groups
huge windfall of almost £5,000 was handed out to nineteen
local good causes in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday evening (March
9th) when the town's carnival committee presented the proceeds
of last year's collections.
President Malcolm Borland and Carnival Queen Anna
out £4,950 of cheques at the Ritz Social Club to members
of those groups who helped with street collections at last November's
the organisations for their support, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are very grateful for the help of these local groups,
without whom we would not have a carnival. We rely on helpers
for marshalling and collecting."
groups benefiting included Burnham Lions (£1,500), Worle
Lions (£100), BEES (£250), the Youth Hostel Association
(£350), Burnham Rotary Club (£500), Sedgemoor Explorers
(£100), British Heart Foundation (£100), St John Ambulance
(£500), Burnham In Bloom (£100), Burnham Scouts (£150),
PGM School (£200), Burnham Community Centre (£100),
Children's Hospice South West (£250), Homestart (£150),
Army Cadets (£100), Weston Harriers (£100), Clic Sargent
Lung Kwan kung fu
group (£100) and Weare Scouts (£100).
Treasurer John Hodgson told Burnham-On-Sea.com that collections
were down by £1,400 from the previous year's carnival due
to a combination of poor weather and the depressed financial climate.
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2011