Procession to help hospice for first time

The annual samba procession will have an added balloon element this year
The annual samba procession will have an added balloon element this year
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SHOREHAM Bonfire Society is introducing a charity element to this year’s procession and fireworks event.

For the first time, at least ten per cent of the money collected on the night will go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Shoreham Allstars will set the ball rolling at 5.45pm with a Live and Unplugged performance on Beach Green, featuring musicians aged 12 to 17 years old.

Children will be able to collect a free balloon, ready for the Balloon and Samba Procession at 6.30pm.

The bonfire will be lit on the beach near Church of the Good Shepherd in Kings Walk at 7pm and the fireworks will be at 7.15pm.

Jonathan Marshall said: “We are delighted this year to be able to support a great local charity like Chestnut Tree House. We are thankful to the community for supporting the event each year and hope that they will give generously again so that we can give more to the charity.

“This year we would also like to thank our local community sponsors whose donations have meant we could commit to some fundraising for the charity.

“However, as the costs for the event continue to rise, we are still dependent upon the local community turning out to support us with donations in our collecting buckets.”