Torrington Cavaliers’ announce fundraising total from Trumpton bonfire - and invite local groups to apply for funding.

The Torrington Cavaliers have raised a total of £48,000 by building a replica of the village of Trumpton - and then burning it to the ground.

Some 10,000 people flocked from across the country on August bank holiday weekend to watch the bonfire and fireworks display.

Cavaliers chairman Steve Young said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the amount we’ve raised.

“The costs associated with putting on a show of this scale always increase, they never go down. So it’s a tricky balancing act between cost and maximizing profits.”

Half of the profits made will be split between the Cavaliers’ two chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Plough Arts Centre.

The other half will go into the bonfire fund, and is open for any organisation or charity to apply for funding.

Nick Hallam, Cavaliers secretary, said: “Anyone can apply to the fund, but it’s primarily aimed at the smaller charities and good causes that wouldn’t normally be eligible for funding from other sources.

“We’ll consider all applications on their merits and hope to make a decision by the end of November.”

Applications must be made in writing, giving as much detail as possible, by November 14.

Send them to: Cavaliers Bonfire Fund, 36 Rosemoor Road, Torrington EX38 7NB or email If emailing, please include a postal address.