residents raise over £5,000 for three good causes
group of residents in Burnham-On-Sea who decorate their street
with thousands of Christmas lights to raise money for local charities
have this week handed out the cash to three good causes.
residents of Burnham's Trinity Close have
presented the proceeds of their collection to hovercraft rescue
charity BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat), PETAL, the Christine
Woodberry Memorial Trust which helps local cancer hospices, and
Musgrove Maternity Unit Trust Fund.
colourful lights display, which attracted national TV attention
has raised £45,000 for charity since 2001 - including £5,670
Paula Payne told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A big thank you goes
to everyone who came to see our display over the Christmas period
and for donating to these three good causes. We are delighted
with the incredible sum raised for these local charities."
BARB spokesman thanked the group for their generous donation,
saying the funds would help towards new equipment at the hovercraft
BARB's Roger Flower receiving the cheque from residents of Trinity
Close this week