A sheltered housing charity in Burnham-On-Sea held a special open day on Saturday (June 15th) when hundreds of pounds was raised.

The Abbeyfield Society, which provides sheltered housing for mature people who are actively minded and independent in Burnham-On-Sea, held its charity open afternoon at the Abbeyfield in Berrow Road, raising £533.30.

Visitors enjoyed a variety of stalls and delicious strawberry and cream teas while findiing out what Abbeyfield does in caring for and making time for older people.

The group’s Tom Ashton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Many thanks to our Town’s Mayor and Mayoress and their deputies and our Town Crier for attending. There was great support from the Town Council and one of the newest elected councillors, Andy Hodge, also attended with his family.”

“The Burnham and Highbridge Abbeyfield home is the only independent home for the elderly which is run by a charitable organisation in Sedgemoor.”

“The open afternoon gave the opportunity for many people to visit the home and see at first hand what facilities are provided. Visitors were amazed at the very favourable cost, which is currently approximately £300 per week to live in this Abbeyfield home.”