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Badge Night, Programme Launch & Judging of adult fancy dress

Friday 3 October The Crown 8pm
Newick Bonfire Night is an amazing spectacle of Fire, Noise and Tradition. It is free to spectators and all the money collected goes to local causes, last year it was £2,992.30.

Society Members work hard to organise it but we have great fun too! A huge variety of skills are used including making torches, organising events and paperwork. This is a great way to meet people and feel that you are doing something for the community.

Some people don't want to get involved but like to support us financially and they become Vice Presidents. They get an acknowledgement in our Programme.

If you are interested in becoming a Member or Vice President come to our Badge Night where you will receive a friendly welcome from costumed members and can find out more about what we do.

Fun Music Quiz

On Saturday 11 October we will be holding another of our popular music quizzes in the Village Hall. Tickets cost £8 and include a light supper. Enjoy a fun evening of music from many genres with quizmaster Phil Cork.

Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes

The 2013 NBS street collection raised £2,992.30. All of the money collected each year goes to local charities. Do you have a local charity / good cause that you are passionate about and would like to collect for? Then we would really appreciate your help with the 2014 NBS Street Collection. Please contact us by email if you can take part / help in the street collection on Newick Bonfire night (1st Nov 2014).


Many thanks in advance, Chala, Hilary and Sue

A message from the family of Roland Reynolds

The Bishop Leads the Prayers

Dear Bonfire Boys and Girls, friends of Roland Reynolds.

I'm writing to let you all know that Roland Reynolds, Bonfire boy, Life Vice President and former 'Bonfire Bishop,' passed away earlier this month.

We wanted to let you know that Rolandís enthusiasm and delight in the Newick Bonfire Societyís celebrations, was matched only by your own and that up to the last visit he made as a spectator back in the late 90ís, he maintained his strong desire to see the Bonfire Society put on the very best, the most traditional and truly authentic Sussex celebration of The Fifth.

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Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes

The 2013 NBS street collection raised £2,992.30. A massive big thank you to all those who collected for good causes on our night, you are very much appreciated.

The 2013 collection has been donated to the good causes below, the remainder will be distributed before Newick Bonfire Night 2014 to causes of Newick Bonfire Societyís choice.

Chailey Heritage£343.10
St Peter & St James Hospice£54.33
Newick Primary School£3.20
Newick Guides£10.74
1st Newick Brownies£63.06
Chatter Box Social Club£40.09
Riding for the Disabled£653.17
Woodlands Mead School£90.16
Cliffe Tub Thumpers£131.93
(adapted wheelchair)
Chailey Sports Pavilion£172.10

Easy Fundraising Update

We have now raised £581.64 by Easy Fundraising! Did you know that each time you shop online you can raise money for Newick Bonfire Society and it won't cost you a penny? Click on the blue strip at the top of this page and follow the link. Hundreds of the most popular retailers are signed up to this scheme and ready to donate a percentage of your transaction to us. It's very easy to register and if you remember to use this link, every time you shop NBS will benefit, so get shopping!

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Do you enjoy Newick Bonfire Night?

If you want to see the Bonfire Tradition continue in Newick, please consider becoming a Vice President. This is the best way to pay for your evenings entertainment because all money collected on the Night goes to charity. For a minimum subscription of £12.50 (single) or £25 (family) you will receive a FREE Programme with a printed acknowledgement, a badge and our newsletter. Contact Glenda Saunders 01825 723233.

Song Lyrics

Lyrics to some of the songs we like to sing can now be found in the About Us section of the website, click here.

Join Newick Bonfire Society

By joining Newick Bonfire Society and becoming an active member you can help to create the amazing spectacle that is Newick Bonfire Night. New members are always made to feel welcome and helping to organise our Bonfire Night isn't just hard work, it's fun and exciting.

Prior to the night you could be involved in setting up The Green, making and dipping the 4000 torches required for our amazing torchlit processions, collection of bonfire materials and helping to build one of the only traditionally built bonfires in Sussex.

Then on the night running torches, stewarding, crowd marshalling and being part of this amazing tradition.

However being part of one of the best Bonfire Societies in Sussex isn't all hard work. Other weekends during the Bonfire season we dress up and become part of the torchlit processions ourselves, visiting other societies' celebrations throughout Sussex including Lewes on the 5th.

Extra help is always needed with fundraising events such as coffee mornings, jumble sales and discos etc.

So whether you're young or old - everyone can become involved. Click HERE for more information on joining the society and our GALLERY where you can see past events and activities.