Christmas tree of memories raised £261 for charity
£200 was for raised a local charity by a Burnham-On-Sea hotel
encouraging visitors to attach colourful baubles and ribbons to
a Christmas tree to serve as touching tributes to loved ones.
the festive season, The Victoria Hotel in Burnham-On-Sea's Victoria
Street sold festive baubles and ribbons with space on each
to write brief messages remembering people who have passed away.
were collected for local charity Somerset Time For Youth, raising
a total of £261.
publicans Shaun and Carla McCann say there was lots of interest
in the scheme for the towns Christmas tree outside the hotel.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A big thank you goes to everyone
who helped to decorate the tree and raise a great sum for a super
pictured, added: "We wanted to let our customers decorate
the tree while raising money for a good cause."
doing this, we helped local people remember loved ones at Christmas
and also helped a great local charity."
Time For Youth offers social and leisure activities for local special
needs young people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area aged 0-18yrs.