Public Questions

No ticket is needed this year.

Tickets this year are free.

The Gala will officially be open once the procession arrives at the park around 12.45pm, the gates are open from 12.00pm

The gala will normally come to an end around 4.00pm

There’s many vendors with a wide range of food and beverages available. We have chosen to support many local businesseses. For more information keep checking the website or find out what’s available on the day.

The Gala is held at Lane Head Rec Ground, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2ED

Gala Questions

There are several ways in which money is raised at the Gala.

Ticket Sales
Trade Stands

Once the costs of running the Gala have been paid, such as toilet hire, stage hire and other operating expenses to ensure the Gala can go ahead an agreed amount is kept back for a contingency fund to ensure that there are sufficent funds to pay advance costs for the following year’s Gala. The remainder is the distributed amongst the charities and organisations which had stalls and raised funds on the day. The cheques are then handed out at the AGM usually held in October.

Yes – Assuming the Gala made a profit, all the charities and organisations that had stalls on the day and handed in money to the Gala Treasurer will receive a percentage uplift. Once profit has been calculated this is then expressed as a percentage of TOTAL monies handed in and this percentage will then be used to calculate the uplift due to each one.

Brighouse Charity Gala is not a registered charity in itself, it is an event organiser to provide a vehicle for organisations with charitable status to participate in the running of an annual ONE-DAY event held within the township of Brighouse. To encourage the community to contribute to this event by offering admission tickets and programmes as a means of raising monies to cover necessary expenses incurred in staging the Brighouse Charity Gala. To promote the township of Brighouse and to foster the spirit of COMMUNITY by offering people an opportunity to share in an outdoor activity, open to all.

  • President – Richard Mitchell
  • Life Vice President – Richard Mitchell
  • Life Vice President – Peter Charles
  • Life Vice President – Albert Ainley
  • Chair – Louise Reed
  • Vice Chair – Nicola Freemantle
  • Secretary – Gillian Kitson
  • Treasurer – Sue Brewster
  • Grounds Chair – Jordan Hare
  • Procession Chairperson – Pat Parker
  • Health & Safety – Dilys Coop
  • Quartermaster – Scott Bower
  • Security & Safety Officer – Phil Poole
  • Tickets & Posters – Steve Sykes
  • Gala Ambassador – Brighouse Ladies Circle
  • Programme Chairman – Duncan Armitage
  • Publicity & Programme Manager – Peter Charles

All the committee members can be contacted by email brighousecharitygala@gmail.com where it will be forwarded onto the relevant person.


Brighouse Gala is open to any registered charity and local community groups. If you are unsure please submit an application and the committee will decide.

This year due to having a free Gala we need to charge a nominal amount of £20 per stall to charitable or community groups.

Each organisation must provide someone to help with the setting up of the Gala and clearing up after.

A representative from each organisation to attend the open meeting held the week prior to the Gala and to attend the subcommittee meetings relevant to you.

Advertising & Sponsorship

Brighouse Charity Gala attracts over 10,000 people on Gala day so an advert in our programme will have a very large reach to potential new customers, as well as the programme your advert will appear on our website for a period of 12months.

If you are interested in placing an advert and supporting the local community please use the contact us page on the website.

Official Sponsors

The Brighouse Charity Gala