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It is with great regret that the committee of Newick Bonfire Society have made the very difficult decision to cancel this years Newick Bonfire Night.
With social distancing regulations set to continue for some time to come and the continued threat of a second wave of infection it would be wrong for us as a society to encourage our community, friends and supporters to gather together and risk their health and those whom they come into contact with.
It is impossible for us to predict what restrictions will still be in place come the end of October and with preparations set to begin in August a decision had to be made now to protect the potential loss of finances and the dedicated hours of hard work put in by our members.
This will be the first year since 1945 that we have been forced to cancel our traditional Bonfire event and unfortunately we aren’t alone with many of our kindred societies across Sussex and Kent also being forced to cancel their celebrations along with many other types of events which involve mass gatherings all over the country.
As a community and as a nation we will overcome these unprecedented times and return stronger and Newick Bonfire will return in 2021, our 85th anniversary....WE WUNT BE DRUV!


Introducing Newick Bonfire Society’s new commemorative 2020 badges 🔴⚫️.
With this years membership being carried over until October 2021 due to the cancellation of all of our fundraising and bonfire events we have decided to release two commemorative badges to mark the extraordinary year that wasn’t!
Each badge will cost a minimum donation of £2 which will help raise money towards Newick Bonfire 2021 and they are on sale in shops and pubs around the village.
Badges can be sent by post with additional postage costs. Please message us via our Facebook page for details.
Thankyou for your support, we will be back!! 🔥

Street Collection 2019

This years Bonfire Night undoubtedly attracted lower crowds than previous years due to the horrendous weather conditions during the early part of the night, however this years street collection has still raised a fantastic...
⭐️⭐️⭐️ £3,317.34 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Donations made so far:
Chailey Heritage £95
Chatterbox Social Club £85
Golden Lions Children's Trust £375
Newick Brownies £120
Headway, Hurstwood Park £270
Bevern Trust £60
Rocking Horse, HH £65
Newick Scouts £10
St Peter & St James £540
Newick Preschool £155
Clocktower Sanctuary £100
St Marys PCC £25
Newick Emergency & Armed Services Support Association £500
We would like to say a huge THANKYOU to our wonderful team of collectors, dressed in all manor of fantastic costumes led by captains Hilary Clothier and Jen Montgomery and obviously an even bigger THANKYOU to the public for your incredibly generous donations!
Remember....every single penny of this will be donated to local charities and good causes of which will be announced soon.
Thankyou for helping Newick Bonfire Society help others 👍🏻.

Newick Kicks Cancer Into Touch

Newick Bonfire Society are delighted to donate £500 to this worthy cause. In July 2018, Newick RFC Chairman, ex first team captain and all round good egg Wayne Thomas, was diagnosed with esophageal & liver Cancer. The cancer is inoperable, but after smashing a course of chemotherapy it has shrunk. To celebrate the end of this treatment and to raise money to support cancer research, Wayne and the team at Newick RFC are pulling together to KICK CANCER INTO TOUCH.

Day Membership? Vice President? Full membership?

We often get asked about the different types of membership of the society. Day membership includes entry to our Fancy Dress Competition and entitles you to walk in the Processions on Newick Bonfire Night, provided you are wearing a costume made from non-flammable materials. This also includes all necessary insurance so is great value for your evening’s entertainment. To become a Day Member you need to purchase a Supporters Badge available from local shops and pubs on or before Newick Bonfire Night. The cost of these badges has remained the same for many years but has just increased to £2.50.

We keep the cost of Day Membership low because we like to see as many people as possible in our Fancy Dress Competition and Processions but would like to remind you that for a minimum donation of £12.50 per person (£25 per family) per year you can become a Vice President with all the benefits of Day Membership plus occasional newsletters and a complimentary Programme featuring your name as a printed acknowledgement. VPs are highly valued financial supporters and are not expected to help in any other way.

Of course if you would like to help with preparations and fund raising and/or visit other societies’ bonfire nights we would love to welcome you as a Full Member. There are many different jobs so come along and join the team. We especially want to attract some more younger members as some of us are not finding the physical tasks as easy as we did! Adults pay £13 per year and under 18 years £6 (must be accompanied by an adult member at all times).

Lately our fund raising events have been less well supported so we are relying even more on membership revenue. The Village Green gives our night a unique atmosphere but is a public space and we are unable to charge admission fees so we would like to encourage all residents of Newick and everyone that visits and enjoys the amazing spectacle that is Newick Bonfire Night to pay for their evening by becoming Vice Presidents or Full Members. For details see the Join Us page!

NBS Win Best Dressed Society!

We are proud to announce that NBS have won 2nd prize for Best Dressed Society at Rotherfield and Mark Cross Bonfire Night.

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. Alternatively click the button at the top of this page to make a donation to Newick Bonfire Society. Thank you.

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.