August 14, 2011
walkers complete 45-mile fundraising trek
members of Burnham Sailing Club pulled on their walking boots
to take part in a 45-mile fundraising trek from Dunkery Beacon,
the highest point in Somerset, back to the town this week.
Mount, Chrissie OBrien, Trish Windle and Dave Fisher completed
the walk in 16 hours to raise money for national lifeboats charity
in at two West Huntspill pubs, The Crossways Inn and The Artillery
Arms, with an RNLI collection bucket, they swelled the £600-£700
sponsorship money by an appreciable amount.
their arrival at the sailing club they were greeted by spouses
and supporters, celebration bunting, an arch of dinghy oars, and
a welcome foot soak followed by refreshments in the club bar.
completed the walk with a broken rib, which made the journey even
more uncomfortable for her.
RNLI Operations Manger Ricky Holmes said: "We are very impressed
with the excellent effort they put in."
Walkers Sue Mount, Chrissie OBrien, Trish Windle and Dave
Fisher, relaxing with a refreshing footbath at the end of the