BARB receives £4,400 donation for inshore rescue boat
inshore rescue boat operated by Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search &
Rescue has been given a £4,400 upgrade thanks to a donation
by a group of local fundraisers.
Freemasons have presented the funds towards the Burnham charity's
boat, which helped communities across Somerset in 2013 and 2014
Body of Alfred Guthrum Lodge, based in Wedmore, has presented
£3,400 to BARB and John Chinn has presented a further £1,000
from the Provence of Somerset Freemasons.
are delighted to be helping BARB - they do a fantastic job and
it's good to know the funding will stay local and be put to good
use immediately with the upgrade of this rescue boat," said
saw how busy BARB was during the floods and wanted to help the
charity with its work. It's reassuring to know that the boat is
boat has been upgraded with a more powerful engine, other improvements
including a new steering console, and the funds will also help
with training costs.
crewmembers are pictured thanking the group with the presentation
of a certificate outside their seafront station in Burnham.