November 12, 2014
Burnham's BARB named as Sedgemoor leader's charity of the year

The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Councillor Peter Downing, has this week named Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue as his charity of the year.

BARB, which operates two life-saving hovercrafts and an inshore rescue boat, will benefit from civic fundraising events and donations over the coming year.

Cllr Downing said: "I have long been aware of the reassuring presence and help that BARB gives the residents and visitors to Burnham and nearby coastal resorts, particularly during the summer season."

"The value of BARB is also felt more widely across Sedgemoor District, a good example being the tremendous response by BARB to last winter’s flooding which was invaluable to residents across the Somerset Levels and Moors."

"We at Sedgemoor District Council are very grateful to them and all their volunteers and I should like to recognise their efforts and commitment with some practical encouragement."

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