Carnival: 180 charity collectors aim for £12,000 total
team of 180 collectors will be encouraging donations from spectators
during Monday night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival with the aim of raising
more than £12,000 for local good causes.
of the fundraising team met last night (Wednesday), as pictured
here, to finalise arrangements for the event, which is celebrating
its 70th annuiversary.
Walter, Highbridge & Burnham Carnival Treasurer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're really pleased to have 180 collectors this year who
will be encouraging donations all along the route on Monday for
17 local charities and good causes."
everyone watching the carnival gives a minimum donation of £1
on Monday evening then we'd raise over £30,000 which would
be truly superb."
Collection Convenor Annalee New told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
grateful to all the collectors who have come forward to offer their
help this year. With such an amazing number of people, we are hoping
for a big collection in our 70th year and hope to raise over £12,000.
We encourage everyone to give generously."
carnival procession will start at 7.30pm on Monday - with full details
in our full Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival 2016 Preview.
say they are still keen to hear from any local people who would
like to be stewards on the night - they can get in contact on the
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2016
- full details and guide to Monday's event