Members are busy growing plants for our sale in front of the Community Centre at 9 am on 25 April. This will be a great opportunity to buy spring bedding and other plants and garden goodies. Newly restocked Plotters' Trading Post featuring the new NBS hoodies and other merchandise will be there. Remember to pop inside for refreshments including our irresistible cakes.
Elizabeth for President!
We are pleased to announce the election of Elizabeth Duncton as Newick Bonfire Society's new President. The Society have been without a President since the passing of Roy Brooks in 2013.
Elizabeth joined NBS as a child and has been an active member ever since taking up roles within the Society including Secretary for 25 years in three separate stints, Vice Presidents Secretary for several years, Captain of Bands, Transport Manager, Press Officer as well as being a stalwart of fundraising events, something which she continues tirelessly today.
The Society has also elected Chairman Michael Holman and our former Bishop Julian Avis as Life Members.
Street Collection 2014 - £3,739.66!
This year's street collection raised an amazing £3,739.66 all for local good causes, none goes to Newick Bonfire Society. We have distributed most of this to the collectors' chosen causes according to how much they each collected as follows:
Riding for the Disabled £344.40,
Chailey Heritage £302.27,
Golden Lions Children's Trust £231.60,
Bowles Centre £94.02,
St Peter and St James' £285.22,
Rocking Horse £292.93,
Woodlands Mead School £114.49.
The society's chosen causes:
Burns Unit £200,
Christmas Tree Newick Green £25.
Leaving £608.86 to be distributed. Thank you for your generosity.
NBS Buys a Defibrillator for Newick!
Using funds from our collection for good causes at last year's bonfire we have purchased a defibrillator for the village. It has been installed in The Crown, Church Road which is open Mon-Sat 11.00-23.00 and Sun 1200-22.30. If the defibrillator is required outside these hours, please telephone 01825 723293. We have decided not to site it outside as others in the area have been stolen. It is simple to use, just switch it on and it will talk you through what you need to do.
Do you enjoy Newick Bonfire Night?
All the money collected on Newick Bonfire Night goes to good causes, not the Society. The Society fund raises to provide your evening's entertainment. This is becoming increasingly difficult. If you would like to contribute to the cost of the event, fireworks, insurance etc. please consider becoming a Vice President for a minimum subscription of £12.50 (single) or £25 (family). You will also receive a FREE Programme with a printed acknowledgement, a badge and our newsletter. Vice presidents contribute financially but are not expected to help in any other way. Please contact Glenda Saunders 01825 723233.
A message from the family of Roland Reynolds
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.
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!
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.