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Young farmers raise funds for RNLI

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 February 2018

Members of Highbridge Young Farmers presenting Burnham RNLI with a cheque.

Members of Highbridge Young Farmers presenting Burnham RNLI with a cheque.


Young farmers in Highbridge experienced life as an RNLI volunteer when they visited Burnham-on-Sea’s branch.

The farmers talked with the crew, examined the lifeboats and found out what it takes to be a volunteer.

A £551 cheque was presented to the lifeboat group after the 30-strong farmers club raised funds through carol singing, a public party and a Boxing Day boogie.

MORE: Burnham RNLI receive £2,825 cheque from Costain.

Lifeboat operations manager Matt Davies said: “We always welcome support from the community and donations such as this continue to help our volunteers to save lives.”

A spokesman for the young farmers said: “We had fun raising the money, and feel the RNLI to be a worthy charity.”

Prospective supporters can visit Burnham’s lifeboat shop, in Pier Street.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer can pop into the lifeboat station after a Wednesday training session at 7pm.

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