Bonfire collection totalled £2,388

HAVING finally accounted for all monies collected on the night of our event, I’m pleased to inform readers we collected a total of £2,388.57 of which £1,433.13 goes to our funds and £318.48 each to the RNLI (Eastbourne Lifeboats), OASIS and the Rocking Horse Appeal (children’s ward, Eastbourne District General Hospital). Last year’s total was £1,500.

Thanks to all our supporters and the groups who worked hard with us to make the event happen, in particular St John Ambulance, who appear to have inadvertently been left off the list in the letter you published earlier.

We have started work on raising the £8,500 plus, we’ll need to stage next year’s event on October 6, 2012.

DEREK LEGG

Eastbourne Bonfire Society