Burnham-On-Sea community groups have been handed a cash boost of £10,577 thanks to fundraisers at the town’s Moose Lodge and Burnham-On-Sea Ladies Circle.

At a special presentation in Berrow Village Hall, a huge £7,462 was donated by the Moose brothers and Ladies group to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Others benefitting included Burnham and Highbridge Gateway Group (£150), Friends of Future 4 Huntspill (£150), Churchfields School Musical project (£150), Cots for Tots (£1,000), Weston Hospital Scanner Appeal (£1,665).

Money is raised from fundraising events, donations and motorway collections through the year.

The presentation evening was followed by a buffet supper, catered for by the Ladies Circle catering team.

Air Ambulance fundraiser Colin Thomas accepts the two cheques

Moose Junior Vice-Governor Chris White with Peter Selby and Connie Patterson from Churchfield School. Peter said: “A lot of our starting out kit is showing signs of age, so this gift will help us to upgrade.”

Governor Jim Dolan with son Liam plus Liam’s partner Jen, who received the cheque on behalf of the charity

Ladies’ Circle President Pat Burge handed the cheque to representative of the Friends of Weston Hospital, June Stephen

Lodge Secretary Terry Cornelius presented a cheque for £150 to Gateway Club Leader Barbara Thorogood. Pictures: Mike Lang/Moose International