Cecil's family present £6,000 to Burnham's sea rescue charities
than £6,000 has this week been presented to the four charities
who were involved in the search for Dylan Cecil, the four year-old
boy who died after falling into the sea from Burnham-On-Sea's
jetty in August.
parents, Rachel and Darren, presented a cheque for £3,337
to be shared by The Coastguard Association, BARB (Burnham Area
Rescue Boat), Burnham RNLI, and Sarbot on Saturday, as pictured
above, following collections of donations held in Kettering, where
the family lives.
The four charities were also presented with a further £784.48
each on Saturday evening at the town's Dunstan House Inn, where
a fundraising music day in memory of Dylan was held last month.
organiser Dusica Roberts and Burnham's Mayor, Cllr Ken Smout,
were joined by members of Dylan's family to hand over the funds
towards the four groups' life-saving work, as pictured right and
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.
Cllr Ken Smout and event organiser Dusica Roberts with Burnham
Coastguards Roy Criddle and Nigel Smith
Cllr Ken Smout and event organiser Dusica Roberts with BARB's
Cllr Ken Smout with Dylan's grandparents Jackie and David McCollum,
and Burnham RNLI's Ricky Holmes. Photos from Burnham-On-Sea.com