A new Burnham-On-Sea group set-up to help Coastguards, their widows and families in times of severe hardship held its first fundraising event on Tuesday evening (February 11th).

The Burnham-On-Sea branch of the Coastguard Association held a quiz night at the Somerset and Dorset pub on the town’s High Street, which was attended by over 100 people.

Branch Chairman Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was pleased with the turn-out: “We’re delighted to have got such great support at our first event, which raised the sum of £376.06.”

The Association aims to help serving and retired Coastguards, their widows and dependents should they suffer hardship, distress or illness or injury.

Full membership is for ex/serving Coastguards but anyone can join as associate members. Membership costs £10 per year, for which you will receive a diary and car sticker and a magazine. Ian can be contacted on 07724995631.

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