Trinity Close lights
raised total of £10,427 for charity
Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 Christmas
a huge final total of more than £10,000 for charity.
of visitors flocked to the Trinity Close display over the five weeks,
and they dug deep for this year's charities, raising £10,427
for BARB Search & Rescue, which operates Burnham's rescue hovercrafts,
and local cancer support charity PETAL: The Christine Woodberry
Roger Flower told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted that
such a stunning amount has been raised and thank everyone who came
along and gave so generously towards the two charities."
hope the display to bring a little extra joy over the festive season
to the many visitors who called in over the five weeks."
weather was against us on several nights, but we received lots of
positive feedback and thank everyone for their warm support."
spokesman said: "We are hugely grateful to the Trinity Close
residents and visitors for their amazing support of BARB! As a small,
independent charity that solely relies on local donations to carry
out our life-saving work along the coastline, funding like this
is greatly appreciated. BARB's volunteers were called out over 45
times last year to a range of incidents, from missing people searches
to beach users stuck in mud requiring our hovercrafts, and the funding
enables us to carry out this work."
for PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust also thanked visitors
for the donations, adding that the funding will help provide cancer
support to families in the local area.
Trinity Close residents, pictured below, decorated their homes,
gardens and walls with colourful twinkling lights for the five weeks.
The display again attracted national and regional publicity, with
national newspapers, radio and TV stations all featuring it.