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Fireworks raise £2,810 for mayor’s charities

Posted on Saturday 8th December 2018 at 5:13 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of mayor Ben Randles and town council sites manager John Rendell. Bradley Stoke fireworks display 2018.

This year’s Bradley Stoke Town Council fireworks display was again a great success, raising over £2,800 for the mayor’s charities.

Numbers attending the free event were estimated to be down on last year, most likely due to a forecast of poor weather, which in reality failed to materialise.

Feedback from those members of the public attending the event was very positive.

A total of £2,810 was raised for the mayor’s charities through donations (significantly down on the £4,119 in 2017) with £2,420 of the total coming from bucket collections and the remaining £390 coming from on-site traders (donut and burger vans).

The charities being supported by this year’s mayor, Ben Randles, are the West of England MS Therapy Centre and the Stroke Association.

Of course, the event could not run without the outstanding support from the volunteer marshal and bucket collectors from a range of local groups, including Little Stoke Social Club, Bradley Stoke in Bloom/Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group, Frampton Cotterell Air Cadets, Bradley Stoke Radio, the young people of Bradley Stoke and representatives of the two mayor’s charity groups, as well as town council members and staff.

Bradley Stoke Rotary Club ran the BBQ (which is a major fundraiser for their charity each year) and although we don’t have a figure for this year as yet, it is hoped they raised a significant sum again.

Cllr Randles said:

“I’m really pleased that the evening was well attended and enjoyed by our community. Our local fireworks have become a significant event for our town and it was a great privilege to lead the countdown to set them off.”

“I’d like to say thank you to all those who volunteered their own time to make the event possible again this year, and a special thank you to council officers who organise the logistics making things happen.”

Photo (l-r): Mayor Ben Randles and town council sites manager John Rendell.

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This article originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 3). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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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.”

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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.”

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