Tickets are now available on line for the town’s annual community bonfire.
Priced at £5 for adults, £2 for children £2 and £10 for a family of four (two adults and two children), the tickets will also soon be available at various outlets around the town, including Dawsons, Banana News and PJ Brass Newsagent.
And one of the most important tickets – the “Golden Ticket” – enabling one lucky person to light the town’s bonfire – will be buried inside a copy of the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, October 15th edition, so make sure you have a good look through the paper.
Clitheroe Bonfire is being held on Saturday November 7th from 6 pm and with now only five weeks to go the organisers are gearing up to organise one of the town’s largest fundraising events of the year.
“What’s different this year, in addition to all our regular ticket outlets, is that the public can purchase their tickets in advance by following the link to tickettailor on our Facebook page,” said chairman Andy Belcham.
“We know that people are busy and are not always able to pick their tickets up in person, and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed, so we are encouraging everyone to use the online site to guarantee their entry on the night.”
The Clitheroe Bonfire Facebook page link is www.facebook.com/bonfire2014
Meanwhile, local schools and community groups are busy creating Guys to sit on the top of the bonfires.
“We’ve had a lot of interest and it looks like we’re going to have our usual array of guys to set fire to again this year,” continued Andy.
The Clitheroe Bonfire and organised fireworks display is a large scale community event that draws thousands of people together from across the town and the Ribble Valley.
Each year, thousands of pounds are raised and donated to three local charities – the East Lancs Hospice, Ribble Valley Crossroads Care and Ribble Valley Foodbank – and the event is widely supported by members of Clitheroe’s many charity organisations including Pendle View Rotary Club, Clitheroe Lions, Clitheroe Rotary, Ribblesdale Rotary and Clitheroe Round Table. It is one of the town’s major fund-raising events each calendar year.