Holidaymakers at a Brean caravan park have handed over a bumper cheque to the charity that runs Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercrafts.

A summer of fundraising at Diamond Farm Holiday Park has raised over £2,000 for BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat).

Two bumper cheques have been handed over to the charity’s crewmembers and the funds will help towards the charity’s costs of running its life-saving hovercrafts.

Jayne Collins from the Diamond Farm Fundraisers said: “We are delighted to have raised such a big sum for BARB, which does a fantastic job in helping to keep our beaches safe in Brean and Burnham.”

“It’s been a tough year to raise the money due to the economic climate and the poor weather, so our thanks go to everyone who helped.”

The Diamond Farm Fundraisers raised £686.52 and the Diamond Farm Pubraisers raised a further £1,366, making a total of £2,052.52.

The groups raised the cash by holding a number of fundraising events and collections in Brean’s pubs, including the Beachcomber Inn.

BARB Chairman Mark Newman thanked the group, saying: “We are hugely grateful to everyone at Diamond Farm for their long-running support of BARB. A sum like this is greatly appreciated by a small charity like us.”