Moose Ladies Circle members present over £9,000 at their annual changeover evening.
The end of another year, and more yet more charity funds were donated to local good causes. Burnham-on-Sea Moose lodge 123 Ladies Circle have been working hard over the last twelve months, holding coffee mornings and other fund-raising events, in preparation for lastThursday evening’s lodge meeting at Berrow village hall. Funds have also been boosted by regular charity collections at Sedgemoor motorway services and other venues.
First to receive funds were Colin and Margaret Thomas on behalf of Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance, collecting a huge cheque for seven thousand, ninety eight pounds and fifty one pence, closely followed by Lorraine Robertson and Joana Silva from Weston Hospital cardiac unit who collected a large cheque for one thousand pounds. Other local causes followed - each receiving £125, a schedule of which appears in notes for editors of this release.
Colin Thomas from the air ambulance remarked; ‘We thank you for this donation. Previously we had received over £33,000 from Moose, and this cheque brings the total amount you have all donated to more than £40,000.’ Colin went on to talk about a new initiative to include a fully trained trauma medic in the normal flight crew, and gave a short brief about the new replacement air ambulance due to come on line, with the capability to transport two patients simultaneously.
After the presentations, all there benefited from a plentiful sandwich and cake buffet, which was followed by the usual raffle
Children in Need - £1,213.80 was raised by collections made at the Sedgemoor Welcome Break Services on M5 North. Chris Harris and Shelagh Fautley holding large cheque.