£10k donation for Burnham-on-Sea’s vital rescue boat

PUBLISHED: 12:30 03 April 2017

BARB recieved a cheque this week.

BARB recieved a cheque this week.


Burnham’s BARB search and rescue service have been handed more than £10,000 thanks to one of the country’s most festive streets.

Crowds flocked to Trinity Close in the town over the Christmas period to see an impressive lights display, which raised thousands of pounds in its best year yet.

BARB has now received £10,219 from the organisers and will spend it on improving its equipment.

BARB chairman Mark Newman said: “We are massively grateful to the Trinity Close residents for picking us as their chosen charity, and to all those who visited the lights display at Christmas, raising this amazing sum.

“After fully considering how best to invest this donation, BARB’s committee decided the funding would go towards modernising our life-saving equipment, including items for our rescue boats and new specialist dry suits for our volunteer crew members.

“BARB is a small, local rescue charity that solely relies on donations to keep running so we are hugely grateful.”

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