Hastings Bonfire is a free event, funded by Hastings Borough Bonfire Society. All money collected on the night goes to local charities. The event costs £16,000 to put on, so we are grateful for all grants, sponsorship, donations and support of our fundraising events.
Our next fund raising events are:
. Teams of five for a fun afternoon with much good natured rivalry as you fight for the honour of holding the HBBS Annual Marbles Competition Trophy for a year. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before or don’t know the rules – the organisers will make them up as they go along and act as totally impartial adjudicators for the match.
In this sponsored event the men wear the frocks and the gals the trousers. We all have fun as we walk from the White Rock Hotel to the Stag in the Old Town. £5.00 entrance fee. Meet 12.00 midday at the White Rock Hotel for a 1.00 pm start. Download sponsorship form
Thank you for supporting our 2013 event.
The total collected for local charities and good causes was £3822.25.
Our thanks go to everyone who gave.
Each year, HBBS give the money collected at our event to several local charities and good causes, as voted for by the members of the society.
Members of Hastings Borough Bonfire Society work throughout the year to raise the money to hold event. We fund raise in various ways, for example: sponsored events, ceilidhs applications for grants and sponsorship in order that this event can remain free for everyone to enjoy. If you enjoy our event please consider supporting us by giving to support the event or joining us. We always welcome new members and the level of involvement commitment is entirely up to each member. http://www.hbbs.info/index.php/membership
Please only use this button for giving/support - for memberships please see our membership page and Paypal for membership
"Once again Hastings was presented with the best FREE Sussex bonfire courtesy of HBBS. A large number of volunteers work throughout the year planning, making, building and fundraising to enable this superb show to happen. So if you enjoyed it, which clearly many did, become a real part of it, become a member. Regardless of what you may read or hear HBBS are totally independent and as a member you will have a say in the event.
My thanks, as Chairman go to all of our members for their support and heroic efforts above and beyond the call of bonfires. Remember this is truly a Hastings event - by the community, in the community for the community. Hastings and HBBS are the best."
2013 videos and links
Hastings Borough Bonfire Society's purpose is to:
Hastings Bonfire Night is held on the last Saturday of Hastings Week and near to October 14th which is Battle of Hastings Day when Harold's Saxon army was defeated by William the Conqueror and the Norman invaders on the most famous date in history: 1066!
See a video of the 2012 procession. See a video of the 2012 fireworks. See another slideshow of 2012 free-events.co.uk Flickr-mcshug DanWarman Flickr-rozsouth Youtube-sue42r-procession_starts Youtube-intermusicm Youtube-sue42r_fire_eater