July 10, 2014
Saved! Businessman rescues 'homeless' Burnham carnival club

Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club has been rescued from becoming 'homeless' - thanks to a local businessman coming forward to help.

Terry Rickards, the owner of Burnham Waste, has this week given the go-ahead for the club to use a large sheltered area on his site in Highbridge to build the cart, much to the relief of club members.

As first reported here, the club has been desperately searching for a new location to build its cart in its 40th anniversary year. It was previously based at Woodberry Brothers & Haines.

Mark Bishop, Hillview's Chairman, told last night: "We're delighted that Terry Rickards, the owner of Burnham Waste, has generously come forward to help."

"This is fantastic news for the club, especially in our 40th year. Terry has always been a great supporter of us and other community groups, such as the boxing club, and we're very grateful to him for the support."

He added: "It's such a relief to have a new home to build our cart after a difficult few months."

Mark said that the club's members are now looking forward to working on their 40th anniversary entry in time for this November's carnival season.

"We have a great team of volunteers ready to help but we are still appealing for more helpers to come forward and anyone who can help should contact us via this website here."


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