Leisure Park's boost for rescue services ahead of '999 Day'
three marine rescue organisations have been handed with donations
this week by Brean Leisure Park to thank them to thank them for
attending the recent Somerset Day Fayre.
from the park and Holiday Resort Unity presented cheques to members
of BARB Search and Rescue, Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and Burnham-On-Sea
RNLI. As reported here,
the fayre was held last month.
money donated to the RNLI, who showcased their fundraising campervan
Oscar Charlie at the event, has been specifically allocated to the
presentation comes ahead of Brean Leisure Parks annual '999
Day', which is to be held on Saturday 7th July in the front car
park from 10am to 4pm.
will be a free-to-enter event, open to everyone, that will celebrate
the work of our local emergency services, including the RNLI, BARB
Search & Rescue and local Coastguards, plus the Royal Life Saving
Society, Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Avon Search & Rescue,
Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance, St Johns Ambulance and
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Subject to
availability, it's also hoped the fire service and Army will attend.
House, Director, said: "We were very grateful to everyone that
came along and supported our Somerset Day event, but particularly
to our local emergency service organisations for giving up their
time, and providing interactive and fun education around the work
safety is extremely important, and we like to promote this across
the park as much as possible, especially due to the volume of visitors
we have that not only use our pools, but the local beaches too.
We are very much looking forward to another successful 999 Day."
Jefferies, Deputy Station Officer for Burnham Coastguards, said:
"On behalf of all organisations we would like to thank Brean
Leisure Park and Holiday Resort Unity for their kind donations.
I speak for us all when I say not only do we enjoy attending these
events, but it is vital opportunity for us to educate people of
all ages in a fun environment the dangers the coastline. This is
not only with the water and extreme tidal range we have here, but
also the dangers the mud and the cliffs, particularly at Brean Down,
can present for both people and dogs."
the day, visitors can expect to enjoy demonstrations and interactive
activities as well as entertainment and attractions which will include
a puppet show, hook a duck, total wipeout, inflatables and a selection
of stalls. Brean Splash Gym will also be running challenges throughout
the day, with a raffle where the winner will pick up free gym membership.
Food and drink will be available to buy on the day and all the usual
facilities at the Leisure Park, Brean Play and Brean Splash will
be open. Please note that normal parking charges will apply.