care home raises over £200 for hovercraft charity
Residents and staff at a Burnham-On-Sea care home have raised
hundreds of pounds for the charity that runs the town's two life-saving
rescue hovercrafts by holding a fundraising fair.
The Towans in Berrow Road has handed over £205.35 to BARB
(Burnham Area Rescue Boat), which operates an inshore rescue boat
and two rescue hovercrafts.
of the care home's residents who organised the event especially
requested a visit from BARB's bear mascot, called Benji, at the
The charity's Dave Bailey, Julie Dean and Chairman Mark Newman
Dawn Berry, Manager of The Towans, said: "We wanted to raise
money for a local charity and were delighted to choose BARB which
does such a good job along Burnham's coastline."
Mark added: "We're very grateful to the team at the Towans
for their generous support. The funds will be put to good use
in helping maintain our equipment and train our volunteer crewmembers."
Pictured: Above, BARB's Dave Bailey and Benji the BARB bear
receive the cheque from the residents and, top, the care home's
Dawn Berry and Sandra Pearson with BARB's Graham Hallsworth and
Official BARB Web site
Towans Care Home