Record breaking firework display raises thousands for charities

Bradley Stoke FireworksBradley Stoke Town Council’s 7th annual firework display has been hailed a tremendous success by both organisers and residents after record crowds braved the cold to watch the event at the Jubilee Centre on Sunday.

Official estimates put the attendance at between five and six thousand and organisers confirmed this as a new record for the event.

The 6pm start was delayed by approximately fifteen minutes while marshals ensured everyone was safely accommodated on site.

No formal admission was charged for the event but entry point collections raised £4,250 (over twice the amount raised last year), every penny of which goes to charity as the display costs are covered by the council.

Bradley Stoke Fireworks - Charity Collectors

Cllr Mark Forsyth, Town Mayor (pictured above, centre right), whose chosen charities will benefit from the public donations said:

“We’re really pleased with the turnout and the public have been most generous. I know that BLEMSA and the Bristol Dyslexia Centre will be most grateful.”

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  1. Well done, BSTC – another well-organised, excellent display!

    The kids in our party particularly liked the fireworks that squealed, went quiet, then squealed again at a different note!

    I think if it gets any more popular, we’ll need grandstands around the field – it was packed on Savages Wood Road.

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