and Highbridge Carnival gives £4,000 boost to local groups
windfall of more than £4,000 was handed out to eighteen
good causes in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday evening (March 9th)
when the town's carnival committee presented the proceeds of last
President Malcolm Borland, Chairman Phil New and Carnival Treasurer
John Hodgson handed over the cheques at the Ritz Social Club to
representatives of those groups who helped with street collections
at last November's event, as pictured above.
groups benefiting included Burnham Lions (£1,000), Worle
Lions (£100), BEES (£200), the Youth Hostel Association
(£300), Burnham Rotary Club (£500), Sedgemoor Explorers
(£100), St John Ambulance (£500), Burnham In Bloom
(£100), PGM School (£150), Burnham Community Centre
(£150), Weston Hospice Care (£300), Homestart (£100),
Army Cadets (£100), Fei
Lung Kwan kung fu
group (£100), Cheltenham Lions (£100), Portishead
Lions (£100), Mencap (£100), World Challenge (£150).
the organisations for their support, adding: "We are very
grateful for the help of these local groups in assisting us with
collections, without whom we would not have a carnival. We rely
on volunteers for marshalling and collecting."
Guide to 2012 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival