Published: November 14, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea bikers raise £1,400 for charity in Dylan's memory

A group of motorbike riders have raised £1,430 for Burnham-On-Sea's four marine rescue charities in memory of Dylan Cecil, the four year-old boy who died after slipping into the sea from Burnham's jetty in August.

Over 140 mopeds, motorbikes and three wheelers took part in the fundraising bike run in September to raise funds for the four charities involved in the search for Dylan - the Coastguard Association, RNLI, BARB and Sarbot.

On Wednesday evening (November 14th), the bikers handed over a giant cheque to representatives of the charities outside BARB's seafront hovercraft station.

"The bike run was a great success - we were overwhelmed by the response and support shown, including the ," one of the organisers, Phil Hayward told

He and the other organisers, Den and Jan Perks and Heather Hayward, thanked everyone who supported the event and gave donations.

Dylan fell into the sea from the jetty on Sunday August 19th, sparking a huge search by the town's marine rescue services. His body was washed up four days later half a mile away on the beach near the town's sailing club.

Pictured: Top, the cheque handover on Wednesday evening and, above, the scenes at the start of the fundraising bike run in aid of the four sea rescue charities involved in the search for Dylan Cecil


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