Office Manager Michelle Burge and her trusty canine companion Gale joined around 120 others in a Sponsored Walk on Saturday April 24th April to support the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Memorial hospital.
Some participants walked the full distance to Brean and back while others walked to Berrow. By popular demand, the organisers arranged a third shorter walk to the lighthouse on the beach for those with young children or anyone who didn’t want to walk a longer distance.
All walkers started and finished at the check-in gazebo outside Burnham’s Ritz Social Club where free refreshments were available with the compliments of The Ritz and Michelle and Gale received their certificates of achievement on their return.
The event organisers ensured all relevant Covid safety measures were in place, which included staggering the start times throughout the morning to avoid large groups gathering and volunteer marshals were in place at the turn around points to check people in.
The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital is a charitable foundation and with the dedication of volunteers, staff members, and partners, they strive to improve the lives of everyone who needs medical help.
As with many if not all charitable organisations, this has been a challenging time for the team at the hospital and the Friends group usual fundraising has been halted by the Covid crisis.
Michelle and Gale have so far raised over £300 which is a fantastic achievement and money which will help those in need and improve the lives of people in the community.