Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Dr Who’s nemeses invade Grand Pier for fundraiser

16:00 06 August 2012

Penny Weir Community and Events officer, fundraising for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Penny Weir Community and Events officer, fundraising for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Archant

DALEKS, cybermen and ghostbusters packed the Grand Pier on Saturday to raise money for Great Western Air Ambulance.

The charity is attempting to raise £250,000 to buy a modern helicopter which will be four minutes faster to rescues.

Spokesman Daniel Thomas said: “We checked and the Daleks’ killer death rays were all switched off for the day.

“So although it may be a little scary to see a real-life Dalek, no one was in any danger.

“We hope everyone had fun, and we would like to thank the group Charity Scifi for persuading the real-life Daleks to come along.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:06
The woman and two children have been airlifted to hospital.

A woman and two young children have been ‘seriously’ hurt in a collision with a car in Berrow this afternoon (Friday).

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00
Birnbeck Pier.

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust is inviting people to sign up to its trip aboard the MV Balmoral on Saturday before it is too late.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:17

Police have closed a road in Weston-super-Mare this evening (Friday) after a man suffered ‘serious’ injuries in a car crash.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:02

North Somerset Council is beginning work to replace hundreds of street lights in Weston-super-Mare and Yatton in a £210,000 scheme.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A developer’s plan to build 60 homes in Yatton has been refused planning permission by North Somerset Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
Grand Pier fireworks (Picture: Peter Elston).

The Grand Pier is putting on a Fireworks At Sea show this weekend, in the first display held by the pier which will be set to music.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:53
Britain's Got Talent is hosting open auditions in Weston-super-Mare.

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Weston-super-Mare next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:38
The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

Live music will fill Weston-super-Mare seafront throughout the bank holiday weekend thanks a new free event, Busk In The Sun.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:30
The current wait for driving tests is 16 weeks according to Neil Bayliss.

Weston Driving Test Centre has been described as ‘appalling’ and ‘not fit for purpose’, with an 18-week waiting list and booking system issues combining to cause chaos for the town’s learner drivers.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00
Views over Weston-super-Mare (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

It is another bank holiday weekend, and there is a huge number of events you can enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area this weekend. Read on to find out how you could be spending the next three days – there really is something for everyone.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications