Dursley Fireworks

Following two very successful years, Girlguiding Dursley District will be back hosting this event again in 2018. On Saturday 3rd November 2018, the skies above Dursley will once again be ignited with colour and sound as we present the 'Dursley Fireworks 2018'.

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.

Early bird tickets will be available again online during October only. Visit Ticketsource to book your tickets in advance.

 

Featured Charity for 2018

We're delighted to announce that our chosen charity for 2018 will be Stroud District Foodbank. This was a local charity that the team felt was a really worthwhile cause. 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.

Stroud District Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. They are providing emergency food to people in crisis.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

The foodbank in Dursley is open twice a week and is sadly always busy. 

This year we will also act as a Food Donation Point so if you are able to provide a food donation we'd love to take it off your hands. Items the Foodbank are currently in need of are shampoo, instant coffee, biscuits, deodorant, shaving kits, adult toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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


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

   
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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