Newick Bonfire Society have a new fundraising event to kick off the year, one for those with a competitive streak who like a bit of combat action.
Our new Air Soft Combat event will take place on a woodland site in
Everybody is welcome to come and have a go, it's great fun. Children over the age of 12 can take part but must be supervised by a participating adult.
Cost will be £15 for 2 games, including hot dogs and a hot drink.
For further information or to book please contact Jan May 01825 722443.
What is Airsoft?
Airsoft is very similar to Paintball except for a few key differences:
No “paintballs” are used.
The ammunition fired from airsoft guns are 6mm plastic balls (bb’s) that do not break on impact with a human target. As the ammunition is made from plastic, the only mess left behind are the bb's themselves and are easily swept up! Biodegradable ammunition is available.
Airsoft can also be described as a modern combat sport in which participants eliminate their opponents by hitting them with spherical low powered projectiles.
Airsoft is a game of honour - players MUST call out when they are hit.
The airsoft guns look realistic (most guns are exact replicas).
Airsoft started in Japan back in the early 1990’s. The main type of airsoft gun is electric – hence the shortened name AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) it uses a mini battery to turn a motor inside the gun that operates a piston to fire the 6mm plastic balls at approx 330 feet per second (FPS) they can fire in full auto or semi auto modes.
Airsoft is still a growing sport – a lot of people don’t even know it exists! World War Two airsoft is gathering pace at the moment due to a release of different WWII AEG’s. Anyone can play Airsoft – its not just “Boys N Toys”. We have many young ladies that play regularly. Airsoft is fun, exciting and promotes teamwork !
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Street Collection 2015 - £3,449.16
This years Newick Bonfire Night street collection raised a fantastic £3,449.16.
The majority of this has been distributed between the following local charities and good causes:
Golden Lion Children's Trust
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Rockinghorse Children's Trust
St Peter & St James Trust
The Clock Tower Sanctuary
Headway Hurstwood Park
Court Meadow Group RDA
1st Newick Scout Group
Bowles Rocks Trust
Chatterbox Social Club
Bowles Rocks Trust
Help For Heroes
The remainder of £1260 will be distributed over the following year to NBS chosen good causes.
Please note - none of the money collected on the night goes to Newick Bonfire Society. Please support our fundraising events throughout the year which raise funds to put on Newick Bonfire Night!
We would like to thank all of our collectors for their hard work and a huge thankyou to the public for your generous donations.
Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes
The 2014 NBS street collection raised £3,739.66. All of the money collected each year goes to local good causes. Do you have a local good cause that you are passionate about and would like to collect for? Then we would really appreciate your help with the 2015 NBS Street Collection. Please contact us by email if you can take part / help in the street collection on Newick Bonfire Night (31st Oct 2015).
Many thanks in advance, Hilary and Jen
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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.