collection falls to £10,450 despite huge attendance
The amount collected at the Highbridge & Burnham Carnival
in recent years:
2015 - £10,454
2014 - £11,645
2013 - £10,765
2012 - £9,400
2011 - £11,298
2010 - £9,400
2009 - £10,332
2008 - £9,600
2007 - £11,000
total of £10,454 was collected for good causes and charities
from spectators during Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival - a reduced
amount despite huge crowds.
figure was down by £1,200 on last year, which has disappointed
organisers after a massive turnout of around 35,000 people.
a poor figure - very disappointing," Carnival Treasurer Jonathan
Walter told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "It was clearly a record
turnout so to get such a low collection is a surprise - we had
a lot more collectors out on the streets than last year."
were just a dozen £10 notes and 28 £5 notes in the
collection buckets this year which bearing in mind the thousands
of people in the crowd was a disappointment."
Chairman Phil New added: "The collection of £10,454
was well down on last year which is a disappointment. People just
seem to have been giving less this time which was a surprise,
but we do thank all those who supported us."
announcement came after dozens of volunteers spent much of Tuesday
counting the thousands of coins that had been thrown into collecting
carts and buckets along the route. A further £3,000
was also raised at Sunday's fireworks.
organisers said the lower figure may be due in part to Sunday's
fireworks collection being up, with visitors thinking they'd already
given a donation and not doing so again at the carnival. The money
collected on carnival night goes to help fund the event and also
help local charities.
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