Hands Of Change group celebrates its first year
group of volunteers in Burnham-On-Sea that helps needy people across
the area celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday (January 28th).
of people attended the celebration at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria
Street, including Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and
of Change Burnham' was launched in January 2016 with the aim of
making small, but positive changes in the local community.
format has proved so popular that a new sister group is launching
in Cheddar called 'Hands Of Change Cheddar'.
£600 was also raised on Saturday towards the costs of running
a new pop-in centre in Burnham which will help needy residents,
such as those who are lonely or who need advice and help.
the evening, there was live music, a human auction offering things
like gardening, dog walking, massage, basic computer training, a
craft session, and more plus a raffle of artwork donated by the
street artists of Spray Jam and local businesses.
group's Helen Brodie said the evening had been a great success in
raising awareness and funds for the group, with a BBC Somerset radio
feature also being broadcast on Saturday.
The group's Kay Barrett, Jacey Williams and Helen Brodie with Mayor
and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke.