Flamborough Fire Festival team reveals record year with £18,000 raised for good causes

The Flamborough Fire Festival Team has revealed that the 2019 event was the best so far with a record amount of money raised.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 9:23 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 1:12 am
Flamborough Fire Festival’s Torchlight Procession saw record crowds.

The team’s months of hard work and preparation paid off as the weather was perfect and the event attracted almost 5,000 visitors with spectators coming from all over the UK including; Bournemouth, Blackpool Scotland, Essex, London and beyond.

The successful festival has accrued £18,000 for local charities.

The festival’s organising team will be hosting its annual charity presentation evening next month when members plan to present donations to their adopted charities.

Organiser Jane Emmerson is pictured next to the burning Viking Longship.

Plans are also in place to bring new ideas to this year’s festival which, once again, will be held on New Year’s Eve in the village.

Festival organiser Jane Emmerson said: “The Flamborough Fire Festival team would like to thank everyone who attended the event on New Year’s Eve and who gave a kind donation.

“We would also like to thank the residents of Flamborough for all their kind support. This last year’s festival received an amazing amount of publicity and was featured in the London Metro newspaper as ‘one of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK on New Year’s Eve’.

“The fire festival is now not just a UK-wide attraction but is an international event with visitors coming from as far afield as Australia.

“The team hopes the festival’s appeal will have a domino effect whereby visitors from all the world visit Flamborough and the Yorkshire coast on other occasions to come and see the village in all its glory.

“We understand that people are already booking their accommodation for this year’s festival with Flamborough village and surrounding areas almost booked up.

“I know the team have been delighted with the festival’s amazing success, which is now in its fifth year, but this year was the greatest success ever with a record crowds taking part in the torchlight procession and the largest amount of donations collected at any event to date.”

The popular fire festival has been put forward for ‘The Most Remarkable Tourist Event in East Yorkshire Award’.

For more information about the Flamborough Fire Festival please visit the www.flamboroughfirefestival.org website.