lighthouse trail raises final total of over £8,000 for charity
summer lighthouse trail raised a final total of more than £8,000
for charity, it was revealed last night (Sunday).
final figure was announced by organisers from Highbridge and Burnham
Artists (HABA) during a special event at Burnham's Lighthouse
Inn to thank all the supporters and those who had bid for the
34 mini-6ft wooden replicas in an auction.
cheque for £8,053.39 was presented to Scott Woodberry from
Burnham cancer support charity Petal, which is run in memory of
Christine Woodberry who died after a battle with ovarian cancer.
at the event, he told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a sensational
amount to have raised which far exceeds our hopes. Huge heart-felt
thanks go to all who have contributed and made this possible.
The funds will help local cancer sufferers during their time of
Sarah Berryman thanked those who have helped make the trail such
a success - including the businesses and organisations where the
lighthouses had been displayed, the HABA artists, sponsors, and
all the auction bidders.
thanks also went to volunteer Paul Plume, who built the lighthouses
over many months, despite battling ill health caused by cancer.
has been a tower - a hero - to us and we cannot thank him enough
for all his work in building the lighthouses alongside his helper
Les Roper," said Sarah.
said: "I have made so many brilliant new friends during this
project. It has been great to be a part of it, especially as I
have cancer myself, and I thank you all so much for the support."
also thanked fellow HABA member Verity Trevor-Morgan for all her
backing, adding that she had originally come forward with the
idea to launch the lighthouse trail and had then ensured it had
become a reality.
said that half the total funds raised had been raised from the
silent auction with the remainder coming from collections, with
Burnham shop Material Needs raising the most of the venues.
a six year-old who had visited the roaming red lighthouse every
week during the trail, was named the raffle winner.
is now working on a 2015 calendar, which is set to go on sale
soon featuring photos of the colourful lighthouses.
From top: the artists, supporters and bidders at Sunday's event;
The cheque handover with Sarah Berryman, Paul Plume, Scott Woodberry
and Verity Trevor-Morgan; The artists with one of the lighthouses
earlier this year; Above HABA's Sarah, Paul and Verity with Lesley
Filce and Cora Stock