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ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2018 with ‘In Memory’ lanterns

ARKA Original Funerals has announced its support of Brighton charity Same Sky and this year’s Burning the Clocks. For the third consecutive year, the local funeral provider is offering 25 ‘In Memory’ lanterns to be carried during the parade on 21 December. The special commemorative lanterns and participation in the parade are for anyone mourning someone who has died in 2018 and can be applied for via the website.

Taking place from 6.30pm on Friday 21 December 2018, Burning the Clocks parade runs from New Road to the seafront, with around 2,000 participants and more than 20,000 onlookers expected.

Each ‘In Memory’ package supplied by ARKA includes a lantern decoration session with Same Sky and two places to walk in the parade, followed by a name reading at the bonfire on the beach at the end of the evening.

Cara Mair, director of ARKA Original Funerals said: “Burning the Clocks is a very special event that brings the whole city together on the winter solstice. To support Same Sky for the third year running means a lot to us – just as our lanterns mean something to those who want to celebrate the life of those who have died in the past year.”

John Varah, artistic director at Same Sky added: “We’re hugely thankful to ARKA for their continued support, which gives 25 families the opportunity to commemorate the life of someone special. Having the help of local sponsors like ARKA, as well as that of the public, is the reason we are able to put on Burning the Clocks each year. We’d encourage anyone who’d like to support us and keep this tradition alive to donate through our Crowdfunder and also to put a few pounds in the buckets on the night.”

The crowdfunder can be found at:

Those wanting an In Memory Lantern should contact Burning The Clocks and provide details via: