head to Santa's grotto in Burnham-On-Sea, raising over £2,000
of families headed to Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft station over the
weekend to see Father Christmas in his grotto.
popular annual event, which was held on Saturday and Sunday, saw
Santa greeting children and their families, and handing out gifts
while raising funds for the work of BARB Search & Rescue, which
runs the town's rescue hovercrafts.
the visitors was Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Frances Hancock,
and Town Crier Alistair Murray, pictured above. There were also
vists by MP James Heappey and his family, and Burnham's former
MP Tessa Munt.
were also set up inside the hovercraft station, selling a wide range
of Christmas items, alongside raffles and tombolas for BARB, raising around
£2,000 in total.
relies solely on donations to carry out its work and this is a key
fundraiser for us, so we are hugely grateful to everyone who came
along during the weekend to support the event and also to our volunteers
for all their time over the two days," says a spokesman.
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
2017, the charity has been called out 42 times to incidents ranging
from missing people searches to rescues of people stuck in mud.
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge