night collection raises record £13,430
The amount collected at the Highbridge & Burnham Carnival
during recent years:
2017 - £13,430
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 - £11,000
record total of £13,430 was collected from spectators during
Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival after a bumper turnout.
figure was up by £486 on last year, delighting organisers
following a massive turnout of more than 30,000 people.
a superb figure," Carnival Treasurer Jonathan Walter, pictured
below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
figures reflect the higher turnout of spectators we had on Monday
night and the generosity of people in supporting the carnival,"
pictured below, added: "The paper donations were up
- we received £300 in £20 notes, £700 in £10
notes and £985 in £5 notes, which was a good increase
on last year."
big thank you goes to all the volunteers, marshalls, judges and
collectors who helped, plus those who gave us donations for parking."
money collected on carnival night goes to help fund the event and
also to support local charities.
80 entries paraded through the town in a cavalcade of colour and
excitement, watched by big crowds.
judges awarded the best entry in the entire procession to Huckyduck
Carnival Club for its Flying Dutchman cart - see Burnham-On-Sea
2017 Carnival results. The
biggest cheers of the night from local spectators went to Burnham-On-Sea's
Hillview Carnival Club with its western-themed float called 'Yee
photos below show the carnival collection count on Tuesday:
Photos from the 2017 Burnham-On-Sea
Results from the 2017 Burnham-On-Sea