January 11, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea Christmas tree of memories raised £261 for charity

Over £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.

Over 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.

Donations were collected for local charity Somerset Time For Youth, raising a total of £261.

Victoria publicans Shaun and Carla McCann say there was lots of interest in the scheme for the town’s Christmas tree outside the hotel.

Shaun told "A big thank you goes to everyone who helped to decorate the tree and raise a great sum for a super charity."

Carl, pictured, added: "We wanted to let our customers decorate the tree while raising money for a good cause."

"By doing this, we helped local people remember loved ones at Christmas and also helped a great local charity."

Somerset Time For Youth offers social and leisure activities for local special needs young people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area aged 0-18yrs.

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