club's final act of goodwill for Burnham-On-Sea Hospital
long-running club for businessmen in Burnham-On-Sea which has
folded this week after more than 40 years has donated its remaining
funds to the town's hospital.
we reported earlier this
week, Burnham Probus Club, which had dozens of members at its
peak, provided social activities for businessmen and professionals
in the area but it has suffered from dwindling numbers of members.
Petoud and Frank Burton from the club presented its remaining
funds, totalling £1,100, to the Friends of Burnham Hospital
Deahl, Chairman of the Hospital Friends, who is pictured receiving
the cheque, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Whilst we are always
grateful to receive donations, it is sad that on this occasion
it is only because a club which has served Burnham and its retired
professional and business members well for many years has been
forced to close."
"We can assure past and present members that the money
will be well used to make life better for both the patients and
staff of the hospital."
Friends of Burnham Hospital raises funds from events, donations
and legacies which are spent on a variety of equipment, as well
as the fabric of the hospital.
of the group's major projects include the building of the conservatory,
the purchase and refurbishment of the Peter Holmes Annexe and
the provision of a state of the art Ophthalmic Suite plus other
Friends will be holding a social event at Highbridge's Oaktree
Arena on March 23rd to thank local people who support the hospital.
There will be live entertainment and a disco plus a
buffet and a free drink included in the cost of tickets, which
are £15 each and available from 01278 783121 or 01278 785727.
The theme will be black and white, but not formal dress unless