of Tenerife children welcomed to Burnham by local Lions Clubs
group of children from Tenerife has visited Burnham-On-Sea over
the past week with the help of local Lions Club members.
group, Tenerife Sur Lions, has been organising childrens holidays
for under-privileged and disadvantaged children for sixteen years.
bring groups of children from different parts of the UK each year
and take a similar group from Tenerife to the UK. For many of
the children is their first holiday ever," explained organiser
coming from Tenerife are drawn from the local Down Syndrome Association,
local childrens homes and local authority care. The club
allocates a number of holiday places to each group and the selection
is then left to the organisations themselves."
have been a number of holiday destinations over the years and
last year Somerset was chosen. This proved to be an exceptional
destination due to, not only the variety of holiday attractions
but also the tremendous support from the local Lions clubs."
these holidays receive much hands-on organisational
support by Lions Club members to insure their success, the financial
cost to the club is enormous.
Dennis Peters of Bridgwater Lions Club and his wife Hilary organised
a whole list of events with the help of Burnham, Weston &
Cheddar lions clubs also donations from all lions clubs in the
their visit, the group visited BARB and Burnham RNLI where they
made donations to both charities. They were also treated to a
party at Burnham's BAY Centre (pictured) and visited Secretworld,
Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Weston and Minehead.