Fundraising Success for Longridge Fireworks Display Which Raises Over £1600 For NHS Charity

William Pye LTD put on a Fireworks display to help local families celebrate bonfire night from their own homes which raised £1,604.35.

The display, which was set off from one of the highest parts of the area so that it can be seen from all over, donated the funds to NHS Charities Together.

It was a huge success and recieved plenty of praise from local people who enjoyed the display from their houses.

Hazel Carter, who helped organise the display, says they had great feedback and that it couldn’t have gone any better:

“The display was greatly appreciated, we have had nothing but great feedback. Pictures and videos of children and families enjoying the display from their own gardens. The police supported us by ensuring no crowds gathered, although it seems their presence was not needed and people were very sensible. It really could not have gone better.”

A family in Longridge enjoying the display

Since the Fireworks display was such a big success, Hazel and William have been inspired to carry on their charity work and create a community calendar competition.

They are hoping to spread more community spirit by asking local people to send in pictures which can be used in a 2021 calendar.

Hazel explains how they were inspired to put on the calendar competition:

“Following the Firework display and the enthusiasm and support we received from the community and the joy it brought, we thought that perhaps during lockdown we could run a little competition. We would like it to spread a little more community spirit in these distressing times and raise a little for a local charity.

“We have a calendar printed every year for our supporters, the pictures chosen are generally from pictures taken on-site or of our work, achievements and vehicles as a promotion tool.”

The profits raised from the calendars will be donated to a local charity which has not yet been decided. They are also asking local people to suggest a worthy cause for the profits:

“We thought during lockdown we could offer a little competition for locals to send pictures to be chosen for the calendar and produce a 2021 Calendar with images provided by our community. In hope of filling a little lockdown time for the many of us stuck at home! We are inviting the local community to suggest local charities. We have already received some entries for the calendar.”

They have split the entries into different age groups which are:

1. Up to and including age 5 – can be captured image, drawings or paintings of any subject
2. Up to and including age 10- can be captured image, drawings or paintings of any subject
3. Up to and including age 16 – captured images of any subject
4. Adults– captured images of any subject

For any more information on how to enter a picture for the calendar and the specifications for the pictures, check out the Facebook event page here.

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