Volunteers praised at meeting of Burnham Area Rescue Boat search and rescue

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 June 2018

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens presenting the Neville Jones shield to Adrian Cunningham. Picture: Mark Newman

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens presenting the Neville Jones shield to Adrian Cunningham. Picture: Mark Newman

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Volunteers have been praised after putting in more than 5,000 hours of time during a busy year of call-outs.

BARB team. Picture: Mark NewmanBARB team. Picture: Mark Newman

Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) search and rescue has this week held its annual meeting and reviewed its efforts and fundraising activities.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens was the charity’s special guest for the evening, 
and she was given a tour of the seafront station and met crewmembers before presenting prizes.

The Neville Jones Shield, presented to BARB’s volunteer of the year, was awarded to the charity’s training officer, Adrian Cunningham.

Certificates were also handed 
out to many key fundraisers including homeowners in Trinity Close who raised more than £8,000 through their Christmas lights display.

Roger Flower, Mark Newman and Sue Mountstevens. Picture: Mark NewmanRoger Flower, Mark Newman and Sue Mountstevens. Picture: Mark Newman

Wells MP James Heappey thanked BARB’s volunteers for their work to keep the Somerset coastline safe.

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