BARB gets £2,500 boost from Bridgwater bike group
BARB Search & Rescue has been given a £2,500 boost by
members of a local motorcycle group.
Bridgwater chapter of the HOG (Harley Owners Group) made the Burnham
group their charity of the year.
of fundraising activities was held throughout the year to raise
funds for BARB towards its costs of running two life-saving hovercrafts
and an inshore rescue boat.
group's Patsy and Martin Coles have this month presented the bumper
£2,500 donation to BARB's volunteers during a visit to their
seafront hovercraft station in Burnham.
are delighted to have raised such a great sum for BARB which is
such a great local charity," said Martin.
volunteers at BARB do a wonderful job all year round and we are
so pleased to be supporting them, keeping Somerset's coastline safe."
Chairman Mark Newman thanked the group, adding: "We are hugely
grateful to everyone at the Bridgwater Harley Owners Group for their
support of BARB."
have been fundraising for us for several years and we really appreciate
is a small local charity that relies on donations like this to keep
running, so having the support of Bridgwater HOG really makes a
Search & Rescue has been running for 25 years in Burnham-On-Sea.
Its team of volunteers is on-call 24 hours a day to assist with
2017, the charity has been called out 42 times to incidents ranging
from missing people searches to rescues of people stuck in mud.