Heathfield & District Bonfire Society (HDBS) was reformed in 2018 by a group of local bonfire enthusiasts who wanted to enhance the sense of community in the area by holding the traditional celebration of bonfire and torchlight procession in their town and have Heathfield join in the annual season of events with other societies around Sussex. HDBS are a non-profit organisation so any surplus money made will go back into our community to help local charities and groups.
Our aim is to represent Heathfield & District at other societies bonfire events and to also put on our own bonfire night here in Heathfield.
2019 was the first official HDBS Bonfire Night in 62 years to the day! It was a wet one!! We sincerely thank all our members, visiting societies, local authorities, organisations and all individuals that helped us, and thanks to the general public for coming out despite the weather and supporting us in achieving this.
HDBS aims to put on more bonfire nights for the community and are looking forward to building on and creating more connections with local organisations, businesses & schools here in Heathfield and the surrounding area. We promise our next bonfire night will be one not to miss! Watch this space for info and updates of our plans. Let’s hope it’s a drier one!
We are always open to new members and encourage anyone who has a passion for bonfire and wants to bring our community together in this way to step forward and join our newly established Society as it grows and develops.
Did you know you can help raise much needed funds for HDBS just by shopping online… All you need to do is register on easyfundraising.org.uk and select Heathfield District Bonfire Society as your chosen cause. Every time you shop online go through the easyfundraising website or app, choose your vendor and shop away. All the big supermarkets plus Amazon, John Lewis and many many more will then donate a % of your spend to us!!
The more you shop, the more we raise!