This year’s Clitheroe Community Bonfire will be held on Saturday November 1st on Clitheroe Castle field.
Entry will again be by ticket only and these will be on sale in the near future at various outlets, including Banana News, Dawsons and Tesco.
Andy Belcham, Clitheroe Community Bonfire Committee chairman, said: “We need Guys to adorn the top of the bonfire, so we ask that local schools, Scout groups, Guides etc to enter the Guy Fawkes competition and create some wonderful facsimiles of the person who tried to blow up Parliament all those years ago.”
The Bonfire Committee consists of members from all these local service organisations and each year they give their time and energy in order to raise many thousands of pounds, which is traditionally donated to two local charities.
This year the funds raised at the Clitheroe Community Bonfire will be donated to the North West Air Ambulance and Life Education.
The greatest outlay for the annual extravaganza is the £5,000 needed to pay for the fireworks.
Letters have therefore been sent out to many local businesses, asking for a contribution towards the cost.
So far four companies have very generously agreed to donate.
These are the Hanson Cement Group, Trutex Ltd, Dugdale Nutrition and the Paper Cup Company.
Andy added: “Sponsorship of the fireworks means that all ticket money can go to the chosen charities, so we are extremely grateful for all donations and support.”
Clitheroe Community Bonfire has a page on Facebook and the Bonfire Committee is urging local residents to “like” this page at: www.facebook.com/bonfire2014
l Watch out for updates in future editions of the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.