Carnival delivers £6,000 cash boost to local groups
windfall of more than £6,000 was handed out to 20 local good
causes in Burnham-On-Sea this week when the town's carnival committee
presented the proceeds of last year's collection.
Collection Convenor Annalee New and Carnival Queen Melissa
out a total of £6,042 at Burnham's Lighthouse pub on Friday
evening (February 16th) to those groups who had helped with street
collections at last November's event.
per cent of the money collected on carnival night goes to local
charities and groups, with the remainder going towards the costs
of running the carnival itself.
groups benefiting included In
Charley's Memory £157.18; RNLI £400.67; Lions £1,325.65;
East Huntspill PTA £364.57; BARB £429.59; Cancer Reseach
UK £20.01; PGM School £313.91; Breast Cancer Now £570.46;
Lime Kiln CC £82.21; Somerset Time for Youth £159.38;
Cavaliers £155.95; CLIC Sargent £455.24; Burnham-On-Sea
and District Pantomine Society £63.17; Choral Society £149.74;
Royal British Legion £124.43; Somewhere House Somerset £443.90;
Burnham In Bloom £148.52; Bridgwater Cancer Research £228.60;
BOS Scout Group £195.97; and Young Farmers £253.52.
thanked the organisations for collecting, saying: "We are very
grateful for the help of these local groups, without whom we would
not have a carnival. We rely on helpers for marshalling and collecting."
Treasurer Jonathan Walter told Burnham-On-Sea.com that collections
were up on the previous year's event, helped by a larger number
of collectors and a big crowd of spectators.
added: "It was great to meet all the groups again on Friday
and to hear examples of what the funds will be used for - we
are always happy to welcome new local groups or charities to collect
at our Carnival for 2018."
of the Highbridge and Burnham Carnival committee at Friday's event