Burnham-On-Sea’s BARB Search & Rescue has been given a financial boost by the outgoing President of the town’s Inner Wheel Club.

Debbie March made the rescue hovercraft group her charity of the year for 2014 and has presented BARB’s Roger Flower with £1,000 following a year of fundraising.

Debbie said: “BARB does such a great job locally and I am so pleased that we have raised a good sum towards its ongoing costs.”

A BARB spokesman said the charity is very grateful for all the fundraising support of the Inner Wheel over the past year. “This is a superb amount for which we are very grateful,” he said.

At the Inner Wheel’s annual handover meeting, which was held on the same night, Janet Tancock took over from Debbie March as the club’s President, as pictured above.