What happens to the money raised at the Gala
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.
Do all the charities get an equal share
Yes - Assuming the Gala made a profit, all the charities and organistions 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.
Is the Brighouse Charity Gala a registered charity?
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.
Presidents - Ernest & Jean Ainley
Life Vice Presidents - Peter Edwards, Ralph Howard & Richard Mitchell
Chairperson - Peter Charles
Secretary - Emma Weekes
Treasurer - Martin Cronshaw
Ground Chairperson - Steve Lord
Ground Secretary - Emma Weekes
Procession Chairperson - Pat Parker
Health & Safety - Dilys Coop
Quatermaster - Richard Mitchell
Tickets & Posters - Steve Sykes
Gala Ambassador - Brighouse Ladies Circle
Programme Chairman - Ken Langford