£5,000 raised at Burnham's annual Bank Holiday Monday Fete
sunshine brought crowds of spectators to Burnham-On-Sea's traditional
August Bank Holiday Monday summer fete.
annual fete saw throngs of families enjoying the good weather
in the town's Manor Gardens, raising over £5,000 for local
year's event was jointly overseen by the Friends of Burnham Hospital
and Burnham Lions with help from a team of volunteers.
was one of the biggest fetes ever seen in Burnham with attractions
including face painting, inflatables, raffles, mini-golf, a coconut
stall, cakes, badgemaking, mini train rides, a tombola and a human
Tony Deahl told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a real pleasure
to work this year with the Lions and to see so many families enjoying
fun in the sunshine. It was a truly community event. The fete
will have raised well in excess of £5000 and thanks must
go to all those who worked so hard to make it such a resounding
success. Particular thanks go to the patients from local doctor's
surgeries who donated over 200 bottles enabling the bottle stall
alone to raise over £800."
attractions included the Monarchs Acrobats, a kung fu demonstration
and a magic show. BIARS tourism manager Ian Jefferies is shown
bravely volunteering himself on the throw-a-sponge display!
profits from the fete went to make life better for patients and
staff of Burnham Hospital and the charities supported by Burnham
Lions. Many charities, including BARB, Macmillan Cancer Support,
the RNLI and Prostate Cancer Awareness were present, were running
displays and stalls.
Pictured: The scenes at Monday's Bank Holiday Fete (pics Roger