Bonfire Society needs support of the town

Eastbourne Bonfire Society parade 2013
Eastbourne Bonfire Society parade 2013

Eastbourne Bonfire Society is holding a meeting for people to get behind the annual parade and make next year’s bigger and better than ever.

The Burning for the Community event is on Tuesday November 19 at the society’s headquarters at the Crown and Anchor Pub in Marine Parade at 7pm.

Anyone interested in supporting the event through sponsorship or volunteering is invited to attend.

Also going along will be Eastbourne’s mayor Mike Thompson, councillors and local business leaders.

During the evening money collected from spectators during the seafront torchlight procession will be handed over to the chosen charities.

Thousands of people lined the seafront for the traditional parade, a bonfire on the beach and a spectacular firework display.

The event was saved last year by eleventh hour sponsorship from Southern Water.

Held on Saturday October 5, the parade was deemed by the society to be the most successful so far.

David Oliver from the Eastbourne Bonfire Society said, “During the evening we will be talking about the challenges faced in staging our event and the involvement and support of the community and businesses.

“Also our events for 2014 will be unveiled which include two major new events plus our established bonfire procession.

“The two new events will have great presence in the town and promise to be an exciting marked addition to the town’s already packed calendar for the benefit of the community, visitors and local business.

“The presentation will be followed by a full buffet kindly provided by The Crown and Anchor.

“Anyone who has not received an invitation and would like to attend should me on Eastbourne 721384 or email”