Edward set to visit Burnham-On-Sea charity today
Earl of Wessex is to visit Burnham-On-Sea today (Monday, June
Edward will be visiting BARB
Search & Rescue where he will meet volunteer crewmembers
and see the charity's two life-saving hovercrafts and inshore
will hear about the charity's work during the winter flooding
on the Somerset Levels and see plans to further develop the charity's
will also unveil the latest of seven information panels on the
sea wall - this one featuring Royal visits to the Burnham area
over the last millennium.
70 children from Burnham St Andrew's School will be welcoming
him to the seafront at 2.30pm, waving flags.
are delighted and honoured to be welcoming the Prince back to
Burnham five years after his last visit. He has showed a great
deal of interest in BARBs work and we are looking forward
to telling him about our plans for the future," said a BARB
visit comes just days after BARB received the news that it had
received a Queen's Award For Voluntary Service, featured here.
Alexendra was the previous Royal family member to visit Burnham
back in 1995 when she opened the town's Princess Theatre.