Can you help build the bonfire?
It takes three weeks to build the Cranleigh bonfire, mostly on a Saturday morning, sometimes Sunday morning too, depending on whether we have materials available and how far we have got with the building.
For 2017 the Cranleigh Lions will be starting on Saturday 15th October, between 10am and midday. If you can lug wood around and don't mind a bit of climbing, or the rain, we could really do with some help, just turn up on the bonfire site (or the hut alongside Repaircraft by the Elmbridge lights) at around 10am and introduce yourself to any of the Lions. If possible bring some strong gardening or work gloves.
If you are thinking about putting something back into Cranleigh's community, joining in with a Craneligh Lions event is an ideal way to do this. And if you wonder where the money goes, we've had national publicity from Cranleigh resident Kerry Pink, who we were able to help using money raised at events such as the Cranleigh Lions Bonfire & Fireworks.
Can you help on the day?
We are helped on the day of the bonfire by families and friends of the Cranleigh Lions and we couldn't put on an event of this size without their assistance. If you are able to help at any time during the day please get in touch.
Support the Cranleigh Lions
You can also help by buying raffle tickets leading up to the day of the bonfire and we'll be in Stocklund Square and outside the Co-Op on the 4th November selling raffle tickets and torches.
We also have a Make-a-Guy competition sponsored by Burns & Webber estate agents in Cranleigh, the winner taking pride of place on top of the bonfire just before it's lit. Judging takes place in Stocklund Square at 3pm on Saturday 4th November 2017.
If you can, please put some coins in a Lions collection bucket. Every penny counts and means we can continue to help people like Kerry and her family when they need it most, local charities such as Shooting Star CHASE Children's Hospice Care, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and Rowleys in Cranleigh, provide hampers at Christmas to Cranleigh people who would miss out on luxuries at Christmas and run schemes such as the free Message in a Bottle, a simple idea that saves lives.