CLIFFE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2020

Dear Cliffe Member

We hope that this letter finds you and your family well. You will have seen the letter we sent out in July informing all our members that due to the pandemic, sadly we would not be carrying out our Bonfire Celebrations on 5th November 2020. A copy of the letter is HERE As I am sure you will be aware, we have not been able to carry out any of our usual fundraising activities this year, also due to the pandemic.  However, we still have costs to bear for example: rates and insurance total over £20,000 alone; and ongoing maintenance costs at the yard to ensure the buildings remain safe and robust.  Therefore, we are asking members to please pay your membership for this year: adult member subscriptions are £33; and juniors are £7.50. Due to government legislation we are unable to run our usual subs afternoons and evenings at The Dorset Arms pub, so we are asking if you can pay your subs this year either direct into our bank account or by post with by cheque made payable to Brightnight Ltd. If you would like to pay by BACS our bank details are

  • Account Name Brightnight Ltd
  • Sort code 30 90 89
  • Account number 37648560

Please put your name in the reference so we can trace you and send an email to Alex Hunt, Membership Secretary membership@cliffebonfire.com stating who you are paying for and the amount paid. You can also text these details on 07709302779. If you would like to pay by post, please send a cheque made payable to Brightnight Ltd to Alex Hunt, 28 Gundreda Road, Lewes BN7 1PX. Your 2020 membership badge will not be issued until after 5th November this year to conform to current guidelines. You will be able to collect it in 2021 when you renew, or we can post to you if you send me a SAE.  If you would like your membership card signed please post to Alex on the above address with an SAE for its return. We do understand that for some people it may be difficult to pay the full amount of your subs, so we are happy to offer a payment scheme over 3 months to help you. Please contact Alex in confidence if you would like to take up this offer. Unfortunately, if you do not renew your subs this year you will be classed as a lapsed member. This will mean you will either have to catch up in 2021 and pay for 2 years or relinquish your membership and re-apply at a later date. Remember if your membership lapses it may be difficult to get back in again. We do intend to run some limited renewal sessions, but if government legislation changes than we will have to cancel these, so we urge you to use the postal or BACS payment options. Currently the sessions planned are at the yard, Ham Lane, Lewes BN7 3PS on the following dates

  • Sunday 11th October 11am – 3pm
  • Sunday 18th October 11am – 3pm
  • Sunday 25th October 11am – 3pm

The limited-edition programme and some merchandise will also be available at these sessions. If you pay by standing order, or you have already renewed your membership then we thank you for your payment. The likelihood for 2021 is that fundraising may still be limited, so please be assured that your subs this year will go towards putting on a spectacular event in 2021 and you will be proud to remain a member of the biggest and best society.

Our best wishes to you and you families

Alex Hunt

Membership Secretary

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