group presents bumper £9,000 to local good causes
Burnham-On-Sea group has handed over a bumper £9,000 to
local good causes
this week - including more than £7,000 to the region's air
of Burnham-On-Sea Moose Ladies Circle, which fundraises through
the year, handed over the record sum at their annual changeover
meeting in Berrow.
Moose Lodge 123 Ladies Circle have been working hard over the
last twelve months, holding coffee mornings and other fundraising
events, such as regular charity collections at Sedgemoor Services
and other venues," said Moose Ladies Chairman Doreen Atyeo.
Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance received the lions share of the
funds, a huge £7,098.51, while Weston Hospital's Cardiac
Unit received £1,000.
Thomas from the air ambulance said: "We thank the Moose Ladies
for this donation. Previously we had received over £33,000
from Moose, and this cheque brings the total amount donated to
more than £40,000."
explained that the funding would help a new initiative to introduce
a fully trained trauma medic in the normal flight crew. He added
that a new replacement air ambulance is due to come online soon
which have the ability to air-lift two patients at once.
recipients of £125 each were Somerset Time for Youth, Hillview
Juvenile Carnival Club, Music for the Memory (who also received
a personal cheque for £100 from Mike Lang - from the proceeds
of recent ladies night photography event), ESCAPE Support Group,
Burnham & Highbridge Band, The Jordan Wright Fund.
in Need also received £1,213.80, which was raised by collections
made at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 northbound near Burnham-On-Sea.
International is a fraternal organization based on family values,
which raises money for charities, and provides support to each
other. Membership is open to anyone aged 21 or over. Details are
available from Terry Cornelius on 01278 784645 or Chris Harris
on 01278 760486. The Moose Ladies Circle can be contacted via
Rita Harris on 01278 760486, or Dorothy Austin on 01278 786299.
The lodge meets on the fourth Thursday of each calender month,
7.30 pm, at Berrow Village Hall.
top: The £7,098.51 air ambulance cheque was presented by
Maureen Hughes and Joyce Hart to Colin Thomas and Margaret Thomas;
Above - the Cardiac Unit cheque for £1,000 was presented
to Lorraine Robertson and David Hartell by Past Lady president
Doreen Atyeo and Joana Silva