Published: March 20, 2011
Mamma Mia theme night raises £900 for Burnham-On-Sea Hospital

Over 110 people dressed in colourful sixties costumes flocked to the Oak Tree Arena at Edithmead on Saturday night (March 19th) for a fun-packed fundraising evening.

The 'Mamma Mia' themed event raised £900 for the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital towards its work in helping improve the facilities.

The supporters enjoyed a disco, cabaret and buffet plus various fundraising activities throughout the evening.

Tony Deahl, the Chairman of the Friends of Burnham Hospital, told "The sixties theme brought out some wonderful costumes and everyone had a fun evening."

"We were delighted to raise over £900 on the night and also sign up 43 new members for the Friends of Burnham Hospital."

Last year, it made a huge £310,000 contribution towards the total £800,000 cost of refurbishing the hospital.

Recently, a new ophthalmoscope for the Ophthalmology Department to assist with the examination of children's vision, was also bought.

Mr Deahl added: "The annual subscription to the Friends is only £5 and, as well as helping to provide much needed funds, membership is important as it shows support for our local hospital in these difficult economic times."

The group has just published a new leaflet to publicise its work. These can be picked up at various places around Burnham, including the hospital, doctor's surgeries, opticians and community centre or by calling 01278 783121.


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