Dursley Fireworks

Following three very successful years, Girlguiding Dursley District will be back hosting this event again in 2019. On Saturday 2nd November 2019, the skies above Dursley will once again be ignited with colour and sound as we present the 'Dursley Fireworks 2019'.

As well as the fireworks display, there will be live entertainment as well as a BBQ, a beer tent, a tuck shop, a hot drinks and cake stall and a glow stick stall. 

We hope the local community will help us spread the word of this event and support us on the night to make Dursley Fireworks bigger and better than it has ever been.

Gates open at 5pm with the first set of fireworks set to go off at 6pm and, after a short break, a second set will also light up the sky.

 

Featured Charity for 2019

We're delighted to announce that our chosen charity for 2019 will be the Longfield Hospice. This was a local charity that the team felt was a really worthwhile cause as many of our members families have had support from them over the last five years. All the local community organisations and charities who are helping organise the event will receive a donation with the rest of the funds raised being split between ourselves and our featured charity.

Longfield provides specialist services, 365 days per year, for adults in Gloucestershire affected by life-limiting illness.

Longfield supports adults with life-limiting illness from diagnosis onwards, helping them to understand their illness, to cope better with its impact on their lives, and to live well. We support their family and carers too and provide a Hospice at Home service, enabling people in the last three months of life to stay at home, if that is their choice. Our services also include help for families to deal effectively with their grief, and education for other professionals who are looking after people at the end of life. We sum up the benefits of what we offer as ‘Living well ; Dying well ; Caring well’

All of Longfield’s services are free and most are provided at our beautiful base in Minchinhampton. Some, including Arts for Health, Fatigue & Breathlessness and Bereavement Groups, are increasingly being offered at community venues, closer to where people live. More than 80% of the charity’s income comes from the general public, through our eighteen shops, our weekly lottery, gifts in wills and a host of fundraising events and activities.

To find out more about the charity you can follow the link to their website. https://www.longfield.org.uk/

Or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LongfieldHospice/

 
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Local organisations and sponsorship

We are pleased to say we are being supported by several local organisations. They are:

Coates Fireworks

Creating our wonderful display

 

Rednock Swing Band

Keeping you entertained

 

The Cullimore Group

Creating us a stage 

 

Cam Family Butchers

Discounting our BBQ meat

 

Uley Brewery

Donating some of the beer

Dursley Town Council

Providing the field & radios

Stroud Pony Club

Volunteers flipping the burgers!

Cam Hopton PTA

Volunteers pouring the pints!

Glos West Trefoil Guild

Volunteers making the hot choc!

  

Dursley Fireworks' History

   
2019



In 2019 we set ourselves up for another year of fireworks fun but sadly the weather was against us. It was a very wet run up to the 'Dursley Fireworks 2019' but the fireworks company told us it was safe for them to carry on so we gave it a go. Sadly the turnout from the town was not as high as usual and so we just managed to cover our costs which meant we weren't able to make any donations to our chosen charity, The Longfield, or to the local organisations who helped on the day. We're very grateful to everyone who helped make it happen despite the weather and will be back to support the Longfield in 2020.



2018



Following two years of success, we returned again to present the 'Dursley Fireworks 2018', with another chosen charity. Once again the people of Dursley came out to support us and we raised over £5,000 for the local organisations involved and our chosen charity, Stroud District Foodbank.




 
2017



Following the success of 2016, we returned again a year later to present the 'Dursley Fireworks 2017', this time with a new chosen charity. Once again the people of Dursley came out to support us and we raised over £7,000 for the local organisations involved and our chosen charity, Gloucestershire Young Carers.




 

2016

For many years the Round Table had organised a fireworks display for the people of Dursley to raise funds for local charities. Sadly in 2014 and 2015 there was no display and the Round Table decided they would no longer run this community event. 

Girlguiding Dursley District agreed to host the event in 2016 so, on Saturday 5th November, the skies above Dursley were once again ignited with colour and sound as we presented the 'Dursley Fireworks 2016'. The event was a roaring success and we raised over £8,000 for charity. We donated £500 each to Dursley Primary Academy's School Association, Rednock Swing Band and The Stroud Pony Club, plus we gave £4,000 to our featured charity, Williams Syndrome Foundation and the rest remained with Girlguiding Dursley District to support our own work in the community.













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