January 1, 2005
Hovercraft group appeals for new volunteer crew and shore helpers

Stuck for a New Year’s resolution? If so, why not put something back into the community this year and help Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercraft.

BARB, the group that runs Burnham’s hovercraft, is appealing for new crew members and shore helpers to come forward to help with the life-saving service.

Volunteers are needed to get involved with all aspects of the operation – from maintenance of the craft to fundraising and even piloting the craft itself. Full training is available to those who come forward.

Alan Miller, BARB’s chairman, said: “We are expecting another busy year ahead of us and need to have as many staff from the Burnham area available to ensure we can react to any emergency or call-out.”

He added: “So whether you’re 18 or 80 and can give us as little as half an hour a week or even 60 hours a week, we’d like to hear from you. A busy rescue service like this requires a large team of volunteers of all interests and abilities.”

To get involved, come down to the Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft station, situated next to the tourist information centre on the seafront, any Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 9pm or call Alan Miller on 07711 824703.


Official Burnham Hovercraft Web site home page

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