November 28, 2017
Santa's grotto at Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft station this weekend

Father Christmas will be making a very special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft station this weekend when he sets up a unique grotto.

The VIP will be at the BARB station on Burnham's seafront on Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd from 10am-4pm each day (with a break from 12.30pm-1pm).

He will be greeting children and their families and handing out gifts during the event.

There will be a small entry charge of £4, to include a small gift, with all funds going towards BARB Search & Rescue's life-saving work along Burnham's coastline with its hovercrafts and inshore rescue boats.

"BARB relies solely on donations to carry out its work and this is a key fundraiser for us," says a spokesman. "We are a small local charity that depends on donations to keep running."

BARB Search & Rescue has been operational for 25 years in Burnham-On-Sea. Its team of volunteers is on-call 24 hours a day to assist with incidents.

During 2017, the charity has been called out 42 times to incidents ranging from missing people searches to rescues of people stuck in mud.

Also see:
What's on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge


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