steps up a gear at Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club!
Lions Club is putting the finishing touches to a new addition
to its fundraising machine.
The club has built a wooden train, illuminated with over 60 metres
of lights, which will be making several appearances during the
next few weeks.
Father Christmas will be arriving on it in style at Burnham's
Christmas lights switch-on this Saturday (November 26th) in Victoria
Street, as featured here.
And he will also be using the train to visit Burnham High Street
on Friday December 2nd for the town's Late Night Shopping Evening,
After these dates, the train also will be calling it at Highbridge,
Burnham and Berrow where it will be spreading cheer to shoppers
at Tesco and Morrisons.
Lions Club's Jim Rowley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Burnham
Lions are always looking for ways to raise funds to help other
people. The idea of an illuminated Christmas train to transport
Father Christmas in and around Burnham was brought to the club
by a member and the go-ahead was given to start work on its construction
"It's 11 foot long, six foot wide and seven foot high -
and is made mainly of wood and decorated with 60 metres of lights."
"A big thank you goes to Warren Farm in Brean who have kindly
let us borrow their 4x4 truck to tow the train during our collections."
He added: "We hope to give children the chance to see Father
Christmas and at the same time collect money for local charities."