.PREVIOUS CARNIVAL COLLECTIONS:
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 – £11,000

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 Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“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.

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Photos from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

Results from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

Video from the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival