paid to community-spirited Burnham-On-Sea resident
have been paid to a community-spirited resident in Burnham-On-Sea
who has passed away this week.
Tancock, 78, pictured here on the left, was the former President
of Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club. He has passed away following a
Edwards, the current President of Burnham Rotary Club, said this
week: "Jim was involved in all aspects of the Rotary Club,
both locally and further afield."
was always a very enthusiastic, positive member who was very active
and will be greatly missed."
his younger days, Jim was a former captain of the Great Britain
water polo team and later became its coach.
interest in water sports was also behind his decision to launch
Burnham Rotary Club's popular annual Swimarathon fundraising event,
which is still held each year at Brean Splash.
the water theme, during his time as Rotary President, Jim raised
thousands of pounds for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity
BARB Search & Rescue and the RNLI when he picked his charities
of the year.
who lived in Burnham with his wife Janet for over 30 years, had
a son Neil and daughter Alison.
Memorial Service will be held at St Marys Church in East
Brent at 11.30am on Wednesday 20th April. There will be no black
ties or sombre clothes - the event will be a celebration of his
Jim Tancock, pictured on the left, was the former President of
Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club