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Stapleford firework display expected to attract thousands

16th October 2013 Nottingham Evening Post, Upcoming Events Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

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.

 

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