Hundreds of pounds was handed over to several local charities this week following a succesful fundraising swim by members of Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club.

Sixty youngsters took part in the sponsored swim at Burnham Swim and Sports Academy in Berrow Road, with half of the proceeds going to the club and the remainder shared by four charities chosen by the swimmers.

A toral of £1,106.34 was raised, with Burnham Swimming Club receiving £553.17, Secret World getting £204, BARB receiving £105.50, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance getting £172.42 and Scope £71.25.

The donations were handed over during a short presentation ceremony on Thursday evening (15th July). Those present included the top fundraisers from the club, Somerset ASA President Peter Gonsalves, Secret World’s Pauline Kidner, BARB’s Roger Flower, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s Nick Pearce.

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