Published: January 31, 2012
Burnham cul-de-sac's Xmas lights raise over £5,000 for good causes

Residents of a Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac who transformed their homes into a Christmas wonderland featuring thousands of fairy lights have collected over £5,000 for two local charities.

The residents of Trinity Close have this week presented the proceeds of the collections at their annual fundraiser to hovercraft rescue charity BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) and PETAL, the Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust which helps local cancer hospices.

The colourful lights display, which attracted national TV attention last December, has raised a grand total of £39,742.98 for local charities since 2001 - including £5,003 in 2011.

Resident Paula Payne told "A big thank you goes to everyone who came to see our display over the Christmas period and for donating to these two good causes. We are delighted with the incredible sum raised."

A BARB spokesman thanked the group for their generous donation, saying the funds would help towards new equipment at the hovercraft station.

Pictured: BARB crewmember Roger Flower receiving a cheque from residents of Trinity Close this week


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