Thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities in the Burnham-On-Sea area following a summer of fundraising at Brean Leisure Park.

Thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities in the Burnham-On-Sea area following a summer of fundraising at Brean Leisure Park.

A total of £6,500 has this week been handed over to the local groups during a special presentation evening held by Brean Leisure Park’s Country Music Club.

The groups benefiting include Childrens Hospice South West (£1,000), Burnham In Bloom Schools Project (£500), Somerset Time For Youth (£500), In Charley’s Memory (£500), Burnham Sea Cadets (£500), Burnham Army Cadets (£500), Burnham Scouts Group (£500), Weston homeless charity (£500).

Four other charities will also receive funding and are due to be announced soon.

The park’s John Russell, pictured with several of the cheque recipients, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We thank locals and holidaymakers for all their generosity over the season.”

“The House family are delighted that the various facilities at Brean Leisure Park have been used so successfully to raise magnificent amounts again for charities.”

The events included collections, fundraising event, a pro-am golf tournament, among many activities.