community events group appeals for volunteers
Burnham-On-Sea community events group is appealing for volunteers
to join its ranks and is holding a meeting this week for people
to get involved.
Events is to hold a volunteers meeting on Tuesday 18th April at
the BIARS Tourist Information Centre on Burnham seafront at 6pm.
need helping hands to help organise ten days of events planned for
the 2017 season. We hope to see those who have done such a wonderful
job for us before by helping, but we also need to add to the team
to manage what's planned without feeling exhausted by the end of
the year," said organiser Gaynor Brown.
means attending occasional meetings, mostly during the day, and
then being a reliable hand on the day."
day would involve a variety of activities including people handling,
performing as a Medieval or Viking character, collecting, organising
parking, helping stall holders, first aid and marshalling (for which
we have a course in October which can certificate your skills)."
volunteers report that you get a lot out of volunteering and meeting
people, both residents and tourists. Without your help we couldn't
produce our events. They are all free to enter and funding is so
restricted that without the fact that we make our own costumes,
props and equipment, some of the well-known events in the town would
year over 300 people flew a kite for the first time ever, the sports
relief mile raised hundreds of pounds for Cancer research, we enjoyed
a concert on the seafront with local bands and groups, and we played
at being knights, their retainers and the royal court, plus joined
youth groups together for a parade across the beach, and organised
a pirate invasion at the end of the season!"
you can't make Tuesday's meeting but would like to volunteer please
contact Gaynor on 01278 238714.