BARB Search and Rescue hold AGM after busy year of call-outs
PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 June 2017
Burnham's BARB Search and Rescue marked another busy year of call-outs and fundraising at its annual meeting at the weekend.
The rescue hovercraft charity, which is based in Burnham has been called out to help people in difficulty along the coastline more than 50 times in the past year.
Roger Flower, who has been a member of the crew for a number of years, was elected as the new president and treasurer Mike Ross was handed a long-service award.
BARB chairman Mark Newman, who was re-appointed in the role, said he wanted to thank the charity’s fundraisers and supporters for their ‘hugely appreciated work’ and also praised the RNLI and Coastguard.
The charity often works closely with both organisations.
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Mike Creswell, said: “I am a huge supporter of BARB and have huge praise for all those involved in the volunteering work.”