May 14, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Association
tells of "financial struggles"
of Burnham-On-Sea's winter carnival have this week spoken of the
group's "financial struggles" as the costs of holding
the popular event continue to rise, while donations fall during
President Malcolm Borland made the comments during the Carnival
Association's annual general meeting, which was held in Burnham's
Ritz Club on Wednesday evening (May 13th).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our street collections at last
year's carnival were down while our expenses have continued to
increase. It is a struggle, and our finances continue to be an
ongoing challenge, but we are holding our own."
group is planning to hold several fundraising events with the
help of Burnham Lions Club over the summer months to bolster its
Carnival Association has also appealed for more street collectors
to come forward to help at November's event.
are being asked to contact Andrew Bryant at Burnham-On-Sea Lions
Club on 07969 142645.
Wednesday's meeting, the Carnival Association's members re-elected
Malcolm Borland as President and Chairman for 2009-10, while Phil
New is Vice Chairman, Jan Paul is Hon Secretary and John Hodgson
above are members of Burnham-On-Sea's Carnival Committee after
Wednesday's AGM and, top, one of the winning floats at the 2008
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Guide