November 9, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival collection rises to £12,994 after huge turnout


The amount collected at the Highbridge & Burnham Carnival in recent years:

2016 - £12,944
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 -

A record total of £12,944 was collected for good causes and charities from spectators during Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival after a bumper turnout.

The figure was up by almost £2,500 on last year, delighting organisers following a massive turnout of 30,000 people.

"It's a fantastic figure," Carnival Treasurer Jonathan Walter told

"While the number of coins collected was down on last year, the paper money donations were up. We collected £340 in £20 notes, which was double the amount of the previous year."

"It's good to see we're bucking the trend of carnival collections and a big thank you goes to all the volunteers, marshalls, judges and collectors who helped, plus those who gave us donations for car parking."

Carnival Chairman Phil New added: "We thank everyone who supported us this year - the amount raised is superb."

The money collected on carnival night goes to help fund the event and also to help local charities.

Photos from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Results from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Video from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival


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