March 19, 2011
sponsored knit raises £200 for Burnham arts festival
of Highbridge and Burnham Artists (HABA) raised £200 by
swapping their painting brushes for knitting needles on Saturday
The group, pictured, held a sponsored knit at Burnham Community
Centre in Berrow Road to raise funds towards holding their annual
arts festival, which takes place from July 15th-17th in Apex Park.
Organiser Lesley Filce told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Following
goverment arts cutbacks, HABA's funding has been cut and we need
to raise funds to continue our work."
"During our sponsored knit we made a number of squares that
form a chess board in line with the Alice in Wonderland theme
of this year's summer arts festival. The finished throw will be
displayed in shop windows in Burnham and raffled later in the
year to raise further funds."
Pictured are several of those who took part in Saturday's
sponsored knit - Pearl Filce, Lesley Filce, Cora Stock and Sarah