April 30, 2011 Big
crowds flock to Burnham Mayor's 'Right Royal Wedding Do'
Hundreds of people celebrated the Royal Wedding in
Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (April 30th) at a fundraising event
organised by the town's Mayor and the Victoria Hotel.
Mayor's Right Royal Wedding Do included a day-long programme of
live music, entertainment and fun in aid of BARB and the Friends
of Burnham Hospital.
the event, The Ginger Hitlas gave their first performance of their
new charity single, Hey Little Lady, to positive acclaim and cheers.
of St Andrew's Church Choir performed a 30-minute programme of
stirring, patriotic songs to celebrate the Royal wedding.
Eke, pictured below, also raised £600 for the two charities
by having his head shaved during the afternoon. The Mayoress,
Maria Clarke, started off the shaving!
line-up of entertainment was also laid on with a fancy dress competition,
pig roast, stalls, face painting, drum playing and a visit by
BARB's Light Of Elizabeth hovercraft.
Brewer and his family also displayed a collection of historical
pedal bikes at the event - among which was a penny farthing that
attracted plenty of attention.
Michael Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've had a fantastic
day and thank everyone who attended or supported the event. A
lot of fun has been had celebrating the Royal Wedding while raising
funds for two excellent local causes."
Martin Lloyd, landlord of the Victoria Hotel, added: "Dee
and I send a big thank you to everyone who's supported the event.
It was so well and we thank all who attended plus the Mayor and
Mayoress, Keedwells, GC Music, Dave Skinner, BARB, and all the
stallholders and acts for their superb support."
Newman, Chairman of BARB, which was one of two charities benefiting
from the event, said: "We are very grateful to Martin and
Dee at the Victoria and Michael and Maria for organising such
a fun event. Our thanks go to everyone who attended for their
Burnham's Ginger Hitlas performed their new charity single for
the first time
Burnham army cadets were in the firing line with their stocks
Jason Eke had his head shaved during the fundraising event
The winners and judges of the fancy dress competition, which
was won by Ophelia Buckton
Andy and Lorna Brewer with Joshua, Bethany and Aaron Spratt
Town councillors Phoebe Harling and Pauline Pollard manned one
of the stalls
BARB's Light Of Elizabeth was among the attractions at Saturday's
The St Andrew's Church Choir, led by Rev Graham Witts, sang patriotic
This youngster enjoyed the face painting, courtesy of local group
Large crowds flocked to the event outside the Victoria Hotel
Drum playing was among the attractions enjoyed by youngsters