carnival organisers issue plea for more collectors
of this year's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival have issued a plea
for volunteers to come forward to help with collections on the
The popular event, which this year will be held on Monday November
7th, needs more collectors to ensure it remains financially viable.
Andrew Bryant, from Burnham Lions, which oversees the collections,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Each year, the costs of running
the event increase and are currently £25,000. The revenue
from the collections remains about the same, depending on the
weather which means, in real terms, that the income is reducing
- putting its future in danger."
tells us the more collectors we have the more money we collect.
So if any readers can spare four hours of your time on carnival
night to join the team of collectors, it would help to ensure
the continuation of this spectacular community
He added that in addition to individual collectors, the group
needs more collection floats and any groups or organisations interested
should also get in contact.
The Highbridge and Burnham Carnival has collected £100,000
over the past ten years alone to help local charities.
To help this year's carnival, contact Andrew Bryant on 01278
792534 or by email at here
or John Hodgson on 01278 782527 or by email here.
Andrew added: "Carnival is one of the greatest free shows
on earth, bringing joy and excitement to thousands of people and
financial assistance to local groups. It is organised by a small,
dedicated team who support the hard work, inspiration and motivation
of the Carnival Clubs to bring you this great night every year."
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2011