Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercraft charity has been handed a £2,000 Christmas boost by supermarket giant Asda.

Eight months of fundraising at the Highbridge store has raised £2,087 for Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB), which is one of its local charities of the year.

Crewmembers were presented with the cheque this week by store manager John McGregor, Father Christmas and several Asda staff, as pictured.

Mr McGregor said: “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile community charity that helps keep our local coastline area safe.”

The money was raised during a series of fundraising activities, which included store collections, raffles and tombolas.

A BARB spokesman said: “We are hugely grateful for the support of Asda, which has been a backer of BARB for several years. All the funds raised will stay local and help towards training our volunteer crews, maintaining our equipment and carrying out rescues along Somerset’s coastline.”


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