Rock steady support for display

Management and staff of the Bell Rock Restaurant donated �250 to Fireworks for Arbroath. They are pictured with Karren Cuthill (centre).
Management and staff of the Bell Rock Restaurant donated �250 to Fireworks for Arbroath. They are pictured with Karren Cuthill (centre).

The campaign for the 2016 Arbroath fireworks display is already starting to take off after organisers received their first big donation of the year.

On Tuesday night the Fireworks for Arbroath 2016 group was presented with a cheque for £250 from the Bell Rock restaurant.

The fish and chip restaurant, which sits across from Inchcape Park where the fireworks display is held, was also the first business to get on board when the campaign started to revive the event.

Karren Cuthill, chair of the Fireworks for Arbroath committee, said: “The Bell Rock have been very supportive from the start and we would like to thank them. I have collected our bucket from there too and it has over £40 in it.”

“We used most of last year’s money, and so there was very little left and we made £4000 on the night.

“We have paid £840 deposit to secure 21CC for Saturday, November 5, 2016 and we have about £3800 in the bank at the moment.

“I also have some very exciting news in the pipeline!”

An expected target of around £10,000 has been set for this year’s display, with approximately £8400 going towards the actual pyrotechnics and the rest covering ancillary costs such as health and safety requirements.

Fundraising events are already taking place, with the latest being a candle party at the end of January which raised £102.

If you are interested in taking part in fundraising for Fireworks for Arbroath 2016, or have an idea or skill you would like to share with the campaign you can find them on Facebook.