February 19, 2011
photos: Funds raised for Burnham hovercraft on 'Go Orange Day'
were raised for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB
when its volunteers took part in a nationwide fundraising day
for independent lifeboat stations on Friday (February 18th).
Dozens of people visited BARB's seafront station and several
events were held in the Burnham area on 'Go Orange Day'.
Children at East Huntspill School and Pre-School joined in the
fun by dressing in orange clothing when they held a sponsored
fancy dress day. The BARB crew called in to make a special visit
with the Light Of Elizabeth hovercraft, as pictured here.
the other 'Go Orange Day' fundraising events was a coffee morning
at The Towans Care Home in Berrow Road.
And at BARB's seafront station, the charity's two rescue hovercrafts
were on show and visitors were able to discuss beach safety with
BARB Chairman Mark Newman said: "It was a very successful
day and we are very grateful to everyone who gave us their support."
'Go Orange Day' is an annual nationwide fundraising event for
independent lifeboat stations around the Britain to raise awareness
of their work.
Official BARB Web site