March 20, 2011
Mia theme night raises £900 for Burnham-On-Sea Hospital
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.
'Mamma Mia' themed event raised £900 for the Friends of
Burnham-On-Sea Hospital towards its work in helping improve the
supporters enjoyed a disco, cabaret and buffet plus various fundraising
activities throughout the evening.
Deahl, the Chairman of the Friends of Burnham Hospital, told
sixties theme brought out some wonderful costumes and everyone
had a fun evening."
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.
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.