lifeboat ball raises more than £4,000 for RNLI
£4,000 was raised when 300 lifeboat supporters and crew
flocked to the Batch Country Hotel at Lympsham on Saturday for
a night of fundraising entertainment at the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea
evening began with a short presentation and video from organizer
Lesley-Ruth Hart and Operations Manager Matt Davies, before the
lights were dimmed for a juggling sequence from Circus Malabaristas.
enjoyed a three-course meal and, afterwards, several awards were
presented to Lesley-Ruth and members of the team.
Area Fundraising Manager Ellie Walker praised the team for fundraising
for a new lifeboat, saying: "The volunteers were given the
task last year of raising £48,000 for a new lifeboat. The
community supported them and the resultant response enabled them
to not only reach this, but exceed it."
Manager Matt Davies said: "We are proud of our new lifeboat,
Burnham Reach, which we actually received last week, and thank
the community for their response. This is your lifeboat, and if
you are unlucky enough to get into trouble at sea, it, with our
volunteer crew will come to your aid!"
presentations, there was musical entertainment from party band
Six Machine from Burnham-On-Sea.
ball guests were also invited to try their luck at a 100 prize
raffle, a silent auction, and have fun using The Batchs
novelty photo booth.
said the successful event had boosted RNLI funds by £4,300.
"I am once again so proud to be part of Burnham RNLI - you
all did the station proud. Thank you for doing everything you
could to make it run without a hitch. £4,300 was raised
for our station - an amazing total and that's down to you."
Pictured: The scenes at the annual Burnham RNLI ball (Photos