COUNTRY and western enthusiasts have helped raise cash for Burnham’s lifeboat charity.

Volunteers from the RNLI charity collected £600 from the enthusiasts at the clubhouse at Sandy Glade Holiday Park, Brean.

During the first week of October, Brean becomes home to Western Week, a colourful and lively event which sees enthusiasts dressing up in western regalia and visiting pubs and clubs.

The money was raised from raffles and pub games throughout the week.

During the presentation of the donation, fundraiser Sandra King was invited to take part, with the RNLI flag, in a Trilogy ceremony – a salute in honour of all war dead.

Wild West enthusiast organiser Alan Applon said: “We always raise money for charity during our regular western week holiday, and decided that this year the RNLI would again be our area of focus.”

Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang added: “We were extremely grateful for this result of dedicated fundraising during Brean’s Country and Western Week, which is especially welcome at the tenth anniversary of the RNLI’s return to Burnham.”

Mr Lang also reminded RNLI supporters of the charity’s approaching anniversary ball which will be held on Saturday, November 9.