Published: October 16, 2011
Burnham youth centre's roof appeal boosted by town's Dreamscheme

Hundreds of pounds was raised for the repair of Burnham-On-Sea's Youth Centre roof on Saturday (October 15th) when youngsters held a fundraising event at a supermarket in the town.

Members of Burnham Dreamscheme spent several hours at the Tesco store in Ben Travers Way, packing shopping bags in return for donations.

Leader John Alexander said the event had been well supported and added that the proceeds are going towards the cost of repairing the roof at the Burnham Area Youth (BAY) Centre in Cassis Close.

He told "We managed to collect over £350, which is a fantastic result! A big well done goes to everybody who helped and supported us."

Built in 1966, the BAY Centre's roof is experiencing leaks during heavy rain and the team who run it are therefore trying to raise £33,000 to replace it.

Meanwhile, members of Burnham Dreamscheme will be busy over the October half-term holiday carrying out a 'Treat no Trick' initiative when the youngsters will be calling on households on 26th October delivering sweets to residents. On Sunday 30th October they will be having a Halloween-themed party for Dreamscheme members, at the BAY Centre, from 4pm until 8pm.

More details about Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme are featured here on the group's official web page.

Pictured: Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme members Oliver and Melanie and, above, leader John Alexander during Saturday's event


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