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Fireworks raise £4,000 for mayor’s charities

Posted on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 11:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Town Council fireworks display.

This year’s Bradley Stoke Town Council fireworks display was again a great success.

Numbers attending the free event were up on last year and this was reflected in a healthy increase in voluntary charity donations.

This year, a total of £4,119 was raised for the mayor’s charities through donations, with £3,629 of the total coming from bucket collections and the remaining £490 coming from on-site traders (donut and burger vans).

The charities being supported by this year’s mayor, Andy Ward, are Cardiomyopathy UK and Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service.

Speaking at a recent council meeting, Cllr Ward gave thanks for the “outstanding support” from the volunteer marshals and bucket collectors, who came from a range of local groups, as well as council members and staff.

This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 14). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Fireworks raise £3,486 for Mayor’s charities

Posted on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 11:53 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2016.

On Sunday 6th November 2016, Bradley Stoke Town Council hosted its annual fireworks event for the fourteenth year running. It was another successful year, where thousands came out to enjoy the fireworks once more.

This year, a total of £3,486 was raised for the Mayor’s charities through donations, with £2,996 of the total coming from bucket collections and the remaining £490 coming from on-site traders (donut and burger vans).

The charities being supported by this year’s Mayor, Elaine Hardwick, are Heartful Dodgers and Transplant Sport UK.

Speaking at the November council meeting, Cllr Hardwick said:

“The event could not run without the very good volunteer marshal and bucket collector support from a range of local groups, including Little Stoke Social Club, Bradley Stoke in Bloom, Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group, Frampton Cotterell Air Cadets and representatives of the two supported charities, as well as town councillors and the town council’s staff.”

Photo credit: Becky Ward Media

• More photos online at www.bradleystoke.gov.uk/fireworks/

This article originally appeared in the December 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 3). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Bradley Stoke fireworks display raises £2,862 for Mayor’s charities

Posted on Thursday 5th November 2015 at 3:46 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display 2015.

On Sunday 1st November 2015, Bradley Stoke Town Council hosted its annual fireworks event for the thirteenth year running. It was another successful year, where thousands came out to enjoy the fireworks once more.

The Mayor, Cllr Roger Avenin, commented:

“I and many others, enjoyed yet another wonderfully successful fireworks event in Bradley Stoke. It’s a fantastic community-building occasion, and it allows us to look back to a noteworthy event in our national history; the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.”

“As Mayor, I would like to take to opportunity to thank a mass of volunteers, who kindly gave up their time to help collect for the mayoral charities. This year, your kind donations at the fireworks raised £2,862.33, bringing a grand total of £7,275.30 collected for the 2015/16 Mayor’s charities to date.”

“Thank you for your thoughtful generosity, as every penny will go to two worthy charities, Age UK South Gloucestershire and the RSPCA Bristol and District Branch.”

“Now entering the last part of 2015, I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everybody well over this coming winter. I hope you all have a peaceful and happy Christmas.”

More photos from the fireworks display »

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Fireworks this Sunday at the Jubilee Centre

Posted on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 8:17 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2012.

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2014.

Bradley Stoke’s ever-popular Town Council Fireworks Display takes place on Sunday (2nd November 2014) at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road [BS32 8HL, map].

As in previous years, entrance to the display is free but there will an entry point collection for the Mayor’s charities, which this year are the Royal British Legion and the Great Western Air Ambulance.

With the costs of the fireworks borne by the council, every penny collected at the event goes to charity. Last year, a total of £3,247 was raised through the collection and contributions from traders.

Gates open at 4:30pm with hot food served from 4:45pm. The display itself starts at 6pm.

No alcohol is allowed on site and sparklers are also forbidden.

Visitors are asked to walk to the venue as no car parking will be available at the Jubilee Centre or on neighbouring streets, with the exception of disabled badge holders.

Those arriving by car are advised to park at the Willow Brook Centre (Tesco Extra) [BS32 8EF, map] and walk to the display.

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