It was a cracker - Burbage charity fireworks and bonfire display raises a record breaking amount of money for local charities.
23rd November 2010
... Comments
<p>It was a really fantastic achievement for charities, which are having a tough time in the current economic climate. The fireworks display and bonfire, one of the best ever seen in Burbage, was held on the ancient three field system which has operated in Burbage since Medieval times and existed during the times of the famous Guy Fawkes. The hedge row at the western hedge of the field is one of the oldest hedges in Burbage, being at least 600 years old.</p> <p>This year’s event had a special competition to create a guy, which raised further contributions of money as visitors arrived to the event, donations were made for the best guy. Corey & Bailey Parker were joint winners in the child category and Danielle Hibbit & Phil Clarke were joint winners in the adult category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the Burbage late night shopping event this Friday - 26th November.</p> <p>Mr Harvey Brown, Chairman of the Burbage fireworks and Carnival team said “Thanks must go to all the hard work of countless volunteers including Burbage Rugby club and Burbage’s famous Britannia Scouts who helped create this great charity community event for 2,000 members of the public. This year has been a wonderful year for Burbage with the best ever carnival and fireworks events that the village has seen for many years. Many charities will benefit from these events at the annual awards ceremony – to be held early next year.</p> <p>Parish Councillor Ian Coe said “The firework display was like a big garden party, but on a much bigger scale - it had a really nice community feel. As part of the organising committee, I would like to appeal to members of the community to volunteer at some time and join us in creating some brilliant and fun community events next year”.</p> <p>In addition to the promotion of the event by <a title="Visit thebestof Hinckley website." href="" target="_blank"><strong>thebestofhinckley</strong></a>, the event was widely supported this year by a number of local companies, many bestof recommended businesses,  including:</p> <ul> <li>Balloonatics</li> <li>The Rocketmen</li> <li>Theobalds Timber</li> <li><a title="Visit the RedMorello feature on the bestof Hinckley" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Red Morello - website design</strong></a></li> <li>Thistle Loo hire</li> <li><a title="Visit the Brokfield Signs & Graphics feature on thebestof Hinckley" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Brookfield Signs and Graphics</strong></a></li> <li><a title="Visit the Butlers House Restaurant feature on thebestof Hinckley." href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Butlers House Restaurant</strong></a></li> <li>Burbage Co-op</li> <li>Both Burbage Post offices</li> <li>The Red Lion</li> <li>The Chequers</li> <li>The Sycamores</li> <li>The Anchor</li> <li>Tilton Road Stores.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Castlemead Radio</strong> were also at the event, making sure that the crowd were entertained by playing some great music.</p> <p>This was the first year that the event had its own dedicated website, which has been created and run by the local website design company Red Morello. The website is a great focal point and has helped reduce queues by more than doubling the pre-brought tickets using the online payment facility.</p> <p>If you attended the event, we would appreciate any feedback - please <a title="Post your feedback here." href="" target="_blank">CLICK here</a>.</p> <p>There is also a huge selection of photographs that were taken by our own media team – <a title="See if you can see yourself in one of the photographs?" href="" target="_blank">CLICK here</a>.</p> <p>Plus, our media team have also created some great YouTube videos to mark the event, see:</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>and</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong><span style="FONT-SIZE: medium">A big thank you to everyone</span></strong>, supporter and visitors to the event, from the Burbage Fireworks and Carnival team for making this such a successful year.</p>/680d1355-0426-4cd6-ae39-c311087d3c2d.jpg/7ea6abb1-a98d-4ec9-bc88-a252e32d57fc.jpg
Popular Categories