Fuses lit for fireworks

Fireworks For Arbroath have had a burst of success recently raising enough funds to secure a display team to put on a dazzling show for the town.

A spokesperson from the group said: “This is really good news for Arbroath.

“As per council guidelines for street collections we are also pleased to announce we have collected £237 on March 7 on Arbroath High Street from a bucket collection.

“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far.”

The display, subject to approval from the local authorities, has been pegged for Saturday, November 7, in Inchape Park with all the fuses lit for a 6.30 p.m. start.

Head of marketing of the FFA group, Mary Copland, said: “We now have just under £2,000 and have chosen a Fireworks company to perform the display in November.

“The deposit has been paid and we are getting closer to our final goal, a fireworks display that the whole town will benefit from.”

The pyrotechnic display, missing from Arbroath, is scheduled to last for around 20 minutes.

The group expects the proceeds from the night to go towards paying for the following years display.

Local people and businesses have rallied around the cause since the inception of FFA following upset at a lack of fireworks in the town last November.

The Bell Rock recently donated a chunk to the group, totalling £500, which has helped guarantee the evening will go ahead this winter.

Supermarket Morrisons have also pledged to help the cause with a cut of money raised from a charity fun day, going to FFA and their charity partner Sue Ryder also benefitting.

Taking place on April 3-4, there will be a raffle, tombola, games and lots of fun suitable for all the family.

The event will be held at Morrisons on Hume Street.

Chairman Karren Cuthill said: “Please come along and support these two worthwhile causes.”

The group has garnered much support, boasting 600 members on their Facebook page and is grateful for all the help they have received so far.