of Burnham-On-Sea's summer Hospital Fete is saved
of the longest-running community events in Burnham-On-Sea's social
calendar has been saved from the axe.
annual Burnham Hospital fete, which has been held for over 50
years on the August Bank Holiday Monday in the town's Manor Gardens,
was cancelled by the Friends of Burnham Hospital earlier this
year due to resource numbers.
a different group has now come forward to save it and enable it
to go ahead as normal this summer.
group BEST (Burnham Events Social Team) has announced that they
will be taking it over.
Jones, Chair, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have been in talks
with The Friends of Burnham Hospital who feel that after many
years of running the fete, they are now unable to carry on."
therefore, will take over from this year. We will do our upmost
to keep the same format and have already been contacted by many
of the stallholders. The Friends of Burnham Hospital will
be having a stall and still holding their raffle."
added: "It will be a challenge but one that BEST are very
excited to be taking on. We have also put a plea out to other
groups and I am delighted that BOS Events, The Lions, Facebook
Socialites and 1st Burnham Scouts have all offered their help."
anyone would like a stall, or to showcase themselves at the event,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into The Toycupboard, Pier
St, Burnham. The event will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday
from 11am - 4pm.