Crowds enjoy emergency services’ day of activities
PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 August 2018
Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the work of the emergency services.
Crowds flocked to Burnham’s South Esplanade as representatives from more than 30 rescue charities and services including Burnham Coastguard, St John’s Ambulance and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service put on displays.
People had to opportunity to try on specialist kit and take part in rescue demonstrations.
More than £700 was raised on the day, which went to event organiser’s BARB Search and Rescue.
A spokesman for BARB said: “Thank you to all those who attended our rescue services day.
“Our crew members enjoyed meeting many supporters during the day and also performing several rescue demonstrations with our coastguard and RNLI colleagues.
“We thank those who kindly gave donations, raising £705 in total.”