Published: November 3, 2011
Cinema 'screaming' of Jurassic Park raises £1,300 for Xmas lights!

Over £1,300 was raised towards Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights fund on Tuesday (November 1st) when a fundraising screening of the film Jurassic Park was held at the town's cinema.

A total of 66 people - including Mayoress Maria Clarke - attended the special gala screening at the Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street, which was organised by Burnham Chamber of Trade.

Proceeds from the event will help the Chamber install this year's festive illuminations across the town centre, which have been hit by a huge fall in council grant funding.

Organiser Jonathan Walter from the Chamber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were delighted with the turnout, and are so pleased to have raised a total of £1,354 towards the lights fund. This really is a huge help towards our costs."

"Big thanks go to Pat and Beryl Scott from the Ritz Cinema for all their support and to Paul Hale from the Ritz Social Club for his help too."

"The Ritz Club donated a free finger buffet after the film screening while the cinema goers also got free popcorn and an ice cream during the film. We also had lots of raffle prizes generously donated by 25 shops and businesses."

"During these difficult financial times, local councils and voluntary organisations like the Burnham Chamber of Trade need to all work together to keep our town vibrant and shops sustainable."

Sir Terry Pratchett will be switching on Burnham's Christmas lights on November 26th, as we recently reported here.

RELATED LINKS:

Official Burnham Chamber of Trade official website

 


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