Beach kiting enthusiasts at Brean have raised hundreds of pounds for the charity which operates Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercrafts.

The South West Association of Traction Kiting (SWATK) held its annual get-together in the resort last week and raised £227 for BARB, the charity that operates two life-saving hovercrafts.

SWATK Chairman Alistair McHardy said: “Over sixty members of our group from across the region gathered in Brean and we held a barbecue, collections and a car boot sale for BARB.”

“We were keen to see all the money put to good use locally, so BARB was the clear choice. Our members use Brean beach frequently for traction kiting and it is very reassuring to know that BARB is there to help should anyone get into difficulty.”

Our photo shows BARB’s Deputy Operations Manager Graham Hallsworth and crew member Mike Lowe receiving the cheque from SWATK Chairman Alistair McHardy, with fellow beach kiting enthusiasts behind


Official BARB website