Burnham-On-Sea community groups have been handed a cash boost of nearly £13,000 thanks to fundraisers at the town’s Moose Lodge and Burnham-On-Sea Ladies Circle.

At a special presentation this week, a huge £5,631 was donated by the ladies group to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance with the Moose brothers handing over £246, as pictured above.

Dementia support group Music For The Memory also benefitted from £750 from the ladies alongside a personal donation of £50 from one of the Moose members.

More than £900 went to Children in Need, £190 to the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Memorial Hospital and cheques for £150 were handed over to the Friends of Marine Cove, In Charley’s Memory, Parkinson’s Support Group and the Fibromyalgia Support Group.

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

Ladies Circle President Yvonne Cornelius officially passed on the role to Pat Burge, who will nominate a charity for the ladies to support in the near future.

Burnham RNLI also received a donation from the Moose

Moose Governor Ron Fisher handed over the reins to successor Jim Dolan, whose chosen charity for the coming year will be Cots for Tots.

Friends of Burnham Hospital receive funds from Sheila Fautley. Linda Hamilton, Amy Dyer (FOBH Vice Chair), and Ceri Joyce

Chair of the BAY Centre Mike Lang receives a cheque for £100 from Moose brother Terry Cornelius