Burnham-On-Sea carnival club suffers 50% drop in income
Burnham-On-Sea carnival club has suffered a 50 per cent fall in
donations due to the difficult economic climate and is planning
a series of fundraising events over the summer to try and make
up the shortfall.
Carnival Club says the ever-rising cost of insurance, fuel and
meeting safety regulations mean that it needs to raise around
£12,000 each year to enter the carnival circuit.
this year it is struggling due to a combination of factors. Mark
Bishop, Chairman of Hillview Carnival Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We've been hit by the continuing recession, which has reduced
donations, and the absence of a Glastonbury Festival this year
where we'd usually be paid to marshall."
the decision not to install
hanging baskets in Burnham High Street is also hurting us
because we'd usually receive income from watering the plants over
the summer. All this has combined to cut our income by around
50 per cent."
club is already working on its carnival cart for this winter's
carnival season and needs the funding to ensure its entry is completed.
said that a series of fundraising events are being planned over
the summer, with the first taking place this weekend.
are on sale for a fundraising ladies night at the Oaktree Arena
on Saturday June 16th from 7pm. It will include stalls offering
beauty products, therapy, hair care, nail art and more. Tickets,
costing £3 in advance, can be reserved by calling 07743
Hillview's 2011 carnival entry, One Way Ticket, which cost £12,000
to make, taking part in Burnham's parade