Over £16,600 raised by Brighton’s community for Burning the Clocks 2018

Over £16,600 raised by Brighton’s community for Burning the Clocks 2018

Same Sky, the community arts charity behind Burning the Clocks, today announces that £16,689.95 was raised for the annual winter solstice parade.

John Varah, Same Sky artistic director, said: “We would like to thank everyone that helped make Burning the Clocks such a success, in a very special year that celebrated the event’s 25th anniversary and Same Sky’s 30th birthday. It was incredible to see so many people taking part and the thousands of onlookers lining the streets to watch the lantern parade.

“We would also like to say a massive thank you to all those that put money into the collection buckets on the night, those who supported our crowdfunder and our event sponsors ARKA Original Funerals and The Chilli Pickle – Burning the Clocks simply wouldn’t happen without them. Through a huge community effort, we raised just over £16,600,” added Varah.

The volunteer-led bucket collection on the night of Burning the Clocks raised £5,846.95 and the event’s crowdfunder exceeded its target and raised £5,055 from 57 individuals.

Brighton’s business sponsors contributed £5,788 to the cost of the event. ARKA Original Funerals donated £4,000 by paying for 25 ‘In Memory‘ lanterns. The lanterns were made by friends and families in group workshops and were carried in the parade to remember a loved one who had recently died. Local restaurant, The Chilli Pickleand their customers raised £1,788 from donations by diners throughout December.

For the latest information and opportunities to help with Burning the Clocks 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/burningtheclocks.