year reviewed at Burnham rescue hovercraft charity's AGM
busy year of call-outs was reviewed at the AGM of Burnham-On-Sea's
rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue on Friday evening
crew and their families attended the AGM at Burnham's Town Council
them was Burnham's MP, James Heappey, who said he is a "strong
supporter" of Burnham's marine rescue services and praised
all those involved for their volunteer work.
and former MP Tessa Munt, who also attended, were thanked for
their support of the charity over the years.
the AGM, BARB's Chairman Mark Newman thanked the charity's fundraisers,
crew and supporters for their "hugely appreciated" support.
Manager Mike Lowe praised BARB's crewmembers for their team spirit
and close working with the RNLI and Coastguards.
BARB Secretary Roger Flower, pictured above left, was presented
with a certificate and glass memento to mark his considerable
work as he retired from his role after 10 years.
were presented during to several of the charity's fundraisers
and volunteers by BARB President Neville Jones and Burnham's Mayor
Cllr Michael Clarke.
annual telescope award, given to the crewmember who has contributed
the most to the charity over the past year, was presented to Deputy
Operations Manager Graham Hallsworth, right.
the election of officers, those appointed were Chairman Mark Newman,
Vice Chairman Chris Bess, Operations Manager Mike Lowe, Deputy
Operations Manager Graham Hallsworth and BARB Treasurer Mike Ross.