Kind-hearted residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area aim to raise thousands of pounds for people affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.

Schoolchildren, shoppers, holidaymakers and residents have been giving donations to the appeal following the huge quake which killed over 8,000 people. The latest events include:

Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club is organising a collection at Asda supermarket in Highbridge on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May (10am-4pm both days). The proceeds will be used for purchasing Water Survival Boxes, which are 54-litre plastic boxes with water purification and other survival equipment, including shelter, to sustain life after such disasters as the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

A fundraising sale will be held on Saturday 6th June at Burnham Baptist Church in College Street in aid of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, who directly help the Nepal earthquake victims with all proceeds going to them. The sale will be of used clothing, bric a brac and toys. books etc. There will be refreshments, cakes and a special visit by Elsa & Anna from Frozen, plus a raffle and tombola. A drop-off point has been arranged at the church on 5th June from 10am-2pm for donations.

Brent Knoll fundraisers Claraine and Chris Clark held a collection to raise money for the Nepal victims and raised £1,324.28 from collections at Tesco in Weston, and Sanders Garden Centre, plus a collection at Brent Knoll School.

The school, children and teachers rallied around and not only raised funds through a collection but also provided children and parents to help with the collections.

The group also thanked Steve Fowler from T-shirt Emporium in Weston who kindly printed clothing for them to wear. Several of the youngsters who helped are pictured on the right.

Pictured top: The Nepal quake killed thousands of people (pic: Krish Dulal)