Shoreham Bonfire Society news....
No event in 2017, back in 2018
The organisers of Shoreham Bonfire have announced that they will not be running an event on Shoreham Beach in 2017 but that it will return in 2018.
Jonathan Marshall of Shoreham Bonfire Society, comments:
“Running an outdoor event that attracts big crowds to a coastal location in winter is a big challenge that takes a lot of planning, time and effort over many months.
Although we have an enthusiastic and committed team, it relies heavily on a small number of people to put in long hours and, having started this journey back in 2009, we felt that it was right to take a year off.
2017 will be the year we recharge our batteries and enthusiasm to create something bigger and better after our ‘gap year’ on the 10th November 2018.”
Shoreham Bonfire Society would like to thank everyone for their support to date and look forward to doing it again in 2018.
£500 more raised for Chestnut Tree House
We are delighted to say that the 2016 Shoreham Bonfire Society Family Beach Bonfire & Fireworks which took place on Saturday 12th November helped raise £500 for Chestnut Tree House.
2016 charity: Chestnut Tree House
Shoreham Bonfire Society is proud to again be giving part of this year's bucket collection to Chestnut Tree House, the Children's hospice for Sussex. In 2015 we gave £1,000 to Chestnut Tree House and 5 local community groups received £200 each.
2016 main sponsor: SHOREHAM PORT
Welcome and a thank you to Shoreham Port for becoming a community sponsor of Shoreham Bonfire in 2016.
One of the largest cargo handling Trust ports on the South Coast, the Port's commercial property portfolio is the biggest in the Shoreham area with over 90 units to rent including office, warehouse and industrial buildings and open areas of land all conveniently located.
2016 main sponsor: DENNIS WATKINS & CO
A big thank you to Shoreham based insurance broker Dennis Watkins & Co are a community sponsor of Shoreham Bonfire in 2016 for the second time.
Established in 1960 by Dennis Watkins and incorporated in 1963 as Dennis Watkins and Company Limited, the company has been providing insurance broking services for over fifty years to business, industry and commerce and to the individual.
2016 main sponsor: FITZHUGH GATES
As always a huge thank you to all of the team at the solicitors and notary Fitzhugh Gates who are a community sponsor of Shoreham Bonfire for a fourth year in 2016.
Fitzhugh Gates are a team of 40 staff with offices in Shoreham by Sea and central Brighton. They have served individuals, families and businesses in Sussex for over 200 years with a well deserved reputation for being clear, open, honest and approachable.
£2,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY & LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
We are delighted to announce that the 2015 hugely successful bonfire and fireworks night on Shoreham Beach, raised £2,000 for charity and local community groups.
Shoreham Bonfire was able to give Chestnut Tree House a cheque for an amazing £1,000. What's more, thanks to the generosity of the crowd and our sponsors, a further £1,000 was donated to local Shoreham community groups. The 5 local community groups receiving £200 each were the 3rd Shoreham Sea Scouts, Beach Bateria Samba Band, young musicians Shoreham Allstars, Shoreham Fort and the Church of the Good Shepherd.