THORNBURY Round Table has revealed details of this year’s community fireworks display at the Mundy Playing Fields.
The volunteer-run event will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 5.30-9pm, with the children’s display at 6.30pm, bonfire lighting at 7pm and main display at 7.30pm.
Round Table spokesperson Andy Thompson said: “This year’s display is set to be the biggest and best yet and will include both a children’s and adult’s display, a variety of food available on site, toys and sparklers available for kids, our signature bonfire and much more.
“With the support of everyone that attends and our excellent local sponsors we’ve been able to keep admission prices affordable so the event can be accessible to all and we can raise more for our local community than ever before.”
Tickets have already gone on sale at the Eventbrite website’s Thornbury Round Table Fireworks 2023 page, with adult early-bird tickets costing £5 plus booking fee and children £2.50.
Advance ticket sales will all be online this year to help keep track of attendance, with tickets available on the gate if there are any left over.
However last year’s event sold out in advance, with more than 5,000 people attending.
It also raised more than £20,000 raised for local charities, including Jigsaw, Phase and Thornbury Foodbank, as well as local sports and community groups.
Andy said: “A display like this obviously takes a considerable amount of planning and we have been working on the 2023 display for almost a year now.
“There is a committee of around 10 people who all chip in to make the organisation possible and we meet throughout the year to make sure the display lives up to its reputation.
“Everything from safety and security, food provisions, fireworks and sparklers, media and publicity and even the clean up the next day has to be thought of and we take great pride in the thoroughness with which the event is run!
“As the event is run entirely by volunteers, we are always on the lookout for people willing to join us on the night to help us marshal the event, collect tickets and set up the field before the display.
“In return, you will not only get to see the display for free, but we will also offer you free tickets for your immediate family.
“It’s a great way to give something back to your local community.”
Anyone who is interested in helping out or wants to find out more about Thornbury Round Table should email firstname.lastname@example.org.