LETTER: Big thank you to all our bonfire boys and girls

There are currently 36 bonfire societies and walking bonfire groups as members of Sussex Bonfire Council ranging from Littlehampton down to Rye, across the border in Kent to Hawkhurst and on to Edenbridge, all custodians of keeping the traditions of Sussex bonfire alive for future generations to come.

Our bonfire season starts early in September and goes on to late November, and over that time the bonfire societies having their celebrations carry collecting buckets for charity or good causes.

For 2014 so far, with not all societies making it known, we have raised in excess of £58,000.

That total will rise, with children, old folks and even animal charities benefiting from Sussex bonfire societies.

A huge big thank you to all our bonfire boys and girls.

Sue Holman-Williams

Secretary, Sussex Bonfire Council