BARB Search and Rescue hold AGM after busy year of call-outs

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 June 2017

Roger Flower and Mark Newman.

Roger Flower and Mark Newman.

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Burnham's BARB Search and Rescue marked another busy year of call-outs and fundraising at its annual meeting at the weekend.

BARB operations manager Mike Lowe receiving the Neville Jones Shield from Sgt Ryan Edwards.BARB operations manager Mike Lowe receiving the Neville Jones Shield from Sgt Ryan Edwards.

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.

The BARB crew and supporters with guests at Friday’s AGM.The BARB crew and supporters with guests at Friday’s AGM.

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.”

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