Fireworks to go off with a bang

A cheque for �2000 was presented on Sunday morning at Inchcape Park  for the forthcoming firework display next month from Arbroath Events. Councillor David Fairweather accepted the cheque from Jean Stewart and Anne Birse with some of those taking part in the Yomp.
A cheque for �2000 was presented on Sunday morning at Inchcape Park for the forthcoming firework display next month from Arbroath Events. Councillor David Fairweather accepted the cheque from Jean Stewart and Anne Birse with some of those taking part in the Yomp.

THE ARBROATH community fireworks display will go ahead after a flurry of donations to the fund over the weekend.

It was feared the display on November 5 may have become a damp squib due to a lack of cash to pay for the fireworks.

But on Sunday around £3,500 was collected for the fund to ensure there will be an event on Bonfire Night.

The cash came in the form of a £2,000 donation from Arbroath Events, which was accepted by Councillor David Fairweather on Sunday.

Then Councillor Fairweather along with a group of hardy souls braved the wet and windy weather to complete a 20-mile yomp.

And with the money starting to roll in, he was thrilled that there will be another display this year.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted with the money raised and Arbroath Community Council have been doing their bit and were out on the High Street with their collecting buckets on Saturday.

“Now it means we will have enough money to have a decent display this year.

“I was delighted when Arbroath Events contacted me and they said they would donated £100 for every mile of the 20 miles I completed.

“We also raised in the region of £1,500 with the yomp considering the weather.

“The main fund-raiser and the man who took great delight in coming first was Jamie Scott.

“So I’m quite pleased with how successful it has been.”

Local businesses and individuals are still being asked to contribute to the fireworks fund and anybody wishing to donate should contact Angie Smith on 01241 430937.