Burnham-On-Sea Bank Holiday fete raises £3,000 for hospital
annual August Bank Holiday Monday fete raised thousands of pounds
for good causes despite being scaled back due to poor weather.
the crowd numbers were down on some previous years, the event
in the Manor Gardens still provided a success and raised £3,000
for Burnham Hospital.
Tony Deahl from the Friends of Burnham Hospital said that overnight
heavy rain had forced the event to be scaled back.
ground in the gardens was soaked so unfortunately we had to call
off the dance displays from the Monarchs and Lisa Jane School
of Dancing, and also cancel the bouncy castle, but the crowds
still enjoyed many stalls and superb performances from young singer
Gracie Wickens-Sweet and children's entertainer Kirk Andrews,"
were relieved that the weather stayed dry for the rest of the
day and, overall, we were happy with how it went. Our thanks go
to everyone who came along and supported the event."
profits from the fete go to make life better for patients and
staff of Burnham Hospital.
groups and charities, including Burnham Lions, Burnham Rotary
Club, BARB, Macmillan Cancer Support, Fibromyalgia Heart of Somerset,
the RNLI, BOSH Events and Prostate Cancer Awareness were present,
running their own displays and stalls.