BARB named as Sedgemoor leader's charity of the year
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.
which operates two life-saving hovercrafts and an inshore rescue
boat, will benefit from civic fundraising events and donations
over the coming year.
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."
value of BARB is also felt more widely across Sedgemoor District,
a good example being the tremendous response by BARB to last winters
flooding which was invaluable to residents across the Somerset
Levels and Moors."
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."