A grand total of £2,331.47 was collected for local good causes from spectators lining the route of last Monday’s Burnham-On-Sea Carnival walking parade.

The figure, announced last night, was sharply down compared to the event’s last total of £11,116 in 2019 when bigger crowds attended to watch the usual parade of illuminated floats.

The event this year had a new walking parade format after preparations were hampered by the lockdowns and restrictions during the first half of the year when many carnival clubs were unable to commit to building their carts which can often take many months to build.

Organisers have this week thanked spectators for their donations nonetheless.

“The Burnham Collection was £2,331.47. We expected it to make a loss and it did, but the whole objective was to put a fun event on for the town,” says Chairman Phil New.

“We are all set to be back to normal in 2022. All seven towns have said at a County meeting this week that is all our aim now.”

Carnival collection totals in Burnham-On-Sea

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

  • 2021 – £2,331 (walking parade)
  • 2019 – £11,116
  • 2018 – £12,769
  • 2017 – £13,430 record total
  • 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

2021 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival photos and video

 

 

 
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