BARB given £10,000 boost from Trinity Close Xmas lights
BARB Search & Rescue has received a £10,000 boost from
the residents who organise the cul-de-sac's annual display of over
100,000 twinkling Christmas lights.
five-week display in Trinity Close attracted crowds of visitors
who generously dug deep to raise a record sum of £13,329.
£10,219 has gone to BARB, which operates Burnham's rescue
hovercrafts and inshore rescue boats, with the remainder going to
PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust.
Chairman Mark Newman said: "We are massively grateful to the
Trinity Close residents for picking us as their chosen charity,
and to all those visited the lights display at Christmas, raising
this amazing sum!"
fully considering how best to invest this donation, BARB's committee
decided the funding would go towards modernising our life-saving
equipment, including items for our rescue boats and new specialist
dry suits for our volunteer crewmembers. BARB is a small, local
rescue charity that solely relies on donations to keep running so
we are hugely grateful."
Close resident Paula Payne said: "We are delighted that the
lights raised a record amount and a big thank you goes to everyone
who came along to see the display, supporting our charities. The
allocation of the funds was decided by the residents and we're very
pleased to see the money benefiting these local causes."