Stapleford firework display expected to attract thousands
THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a bonfire and firework display.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 2, at George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford.
As well as a traditional bonfire and fireworks a laser show will also take place on the night which starts at 6pm.
Organiser and watch manager Ray Burton from Stapleford Fire Station said: “This is our fifth year holding the event and it is set to be the biggest one yet.
“We had 4000 people attend last year and we are expecting more this time.
“We always get positive feedback and I am really looking forward to it.
“We have ordered £8000 worth of fireworks so we are not holding back.
“This event will give people the chance to enjoy a bonfire and firework display in a safe environment .”
The event is being held to raise money for the school’s Friends of George Spencer (FrOGS)committee and The Fire Fighters Charity.
All the money raised will be split equally between the two causes.
Vice principal Chris Haggett from the school said: “The event usually raises roughly £6000 and our share goes to the FrOGS to spend on projects in the school.
“In the past the money has helped pay for new staging, sports kits, gardening equipment and books.
“It is always a great night and really good value but I would recommend getting tickets in advance because there is usually a queue on the night.
“This year will be the biggest it has ever been and I will be in the kitchen cooking 2500 burgers so people do not go hungry.”
The Fire Fighters Charity helps firemen get back on their feet after injury, illness, trauma and problems in their lives.
Chief executive John Parry, said: “Fire fighters put their lives on the line to save people like us and our families every minute, every hour.
“No matter how dangerous the situation, brave fire fighters will take action. They are everyday heroes.
“The Fire Fighters Charity is here for every one of the UK’s serving members of fire and rescue staff and their families.
“Serving and retired fire fighters can also call the trained advisers on our helpline for support and advice on a wide range of issues.
“Our support makes a huge impact on fire fighters’ lives, but we also give lifetime support to retired fire fighters and their families.
“We are most grateful for the generosity of the event organisers and our thanks go to everyone attending the community fireworks display.
“With no government funding, we rely completely on your donations and goodwill”
Advanced tickets are available from the school and are £6 for families, £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.
People can also pay on the night but admission will be more.