insurance firm funds new BARB seafront noticeboard
Higos Insurance Services has backed a voluntary search and rescue
service in the town with a donation towards a new noticeboard.
Search & Rescue is an independent charity run by more than 20
volunteers who are on-call 24 hours a day and operate two life-saving
hovercrafts and inshore rescue boats.
charity's noticeboard, used to display updates each time BARB is
called out, was located on the northern end of its seafront station
building, and had been in place for ten years until it was damaged
beyond repair during a storm last year.
the Higos Insurance Community Fund donated £350 to BARB to
cover the cost of a new modern, back-lit noticeboard - which has
been installed on the building this month.
Franks of the Higos Community Fund said: "We are a local broker
with a charity committee who are dedicated to supporting local community
groups and charities."
member of our committee happened to walk past the damaged BARB noticeboard
and brought the matter to our attention. Knowing of the fantastic
work BARB do in the Burnham-On-Sea area, we were very happy to provide
the £350 needed for a new noticeboard to help raise awareness
of the fantastic work BARB and all of their dedicated volunteers
do. We hope the noticeboard will be in place for many years to come!
spokesman said: "We are very grateful to Higos for generously
coming forward with this donation towards the purchase of a new
noticeboard. It is hugely important to us in promoting the work
of our charity, informing passers-by about our latest rescues, and
advertising fundraising events that are so crucial to a small charity