Published: August 27, 2012
Bank Holiday hospital fete in Burnham scaled down due to wet weather

Wet weather has led to Burnham-On-Sea's annual August Bank Holiday hospital fete being cancelled today (Monday) and replaced with a smaller, indoor event.

Organisers from the Friends of Burnham Hospital, pictured at last year's event, made the decision early today amid heavy rain.

Instead, they are to hold a 'mini-fete' in Burnham's St Andrew's Church Hall starting at 2pm.

"Although the number of stalls will be limited, the popular bottle stall will be there and there will be an opportunity to buy cakes and various items that have been donated to raise money for the hospital," Tony Deahl, Chairman of the Friends, told

"This is the first time in over 20 years that the fete has had to be cancelled because of the weather and the Hospital Fete joins the many other events that have had to be called off because of the unusually poor summer."

He added: "This is very unfortunate as the hospital benefits by about £4,000 each year from fete proceeds and many other local charities raise money for their own good causes at our fete."


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