residents in the Burnham area raise cash for Nepal
residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area aim to raise thousands
of pounds for people affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.
shoppers, holidaymakers and residents have been giving donations
to the appeal following the huge quake which killed over 8,000
people. The latest events include:
Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club is organising a collection at Asda
supermarket in Highbridge on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May
(10am-4pm both days). The proceeds will be used for purchasing
Water Survival Boxes, which are 54-litre plastic boxes with water
purification and other survival equipment, including shelter,
to sustain life after such disasters as the recent earthquakes
A fundraising sale will be held on Saturday 6th June at Burnham
Baptist Church in College Street in aid of the Gurkha Welfare
Trust, who directly help the Nepal earthquake victims with all
proceeds going to them. The sale will be of used clothing, bric
a brac and toys. books etc. There will be refreshments, cakes
and a special visit by Elsa & Anna from Frozen, plus a raffle
and tombola. A drop-off point has been arranged at the church
on 5th June from 10am-2pm for donations.
Brent Knoll fundraisers Claraine and Chris Clark held a collection
to raise money for the Nepal victims and raised £1,324.28
from collections at Tesco in Weston, and Sanders Garden Centre,
plus a collection at Brent Knoll School.
school, children and teachers rallied around and not only raised
funds through a collection but also provided children and parents
to help with the collections.
group also thanked Steve Fowler from T-shirt Emporium in Weston
who kindly printed clothing for them to wear. Several of the
youngsters who helped are pictured on the right.
top: The Nepal quake killed thousands of people (pic: Krish Dulal)