Dursley Fireworks

Following a fantastic launch in 2016, Girlguiding Dursley District will be hosting this event again in 2017. On Saturday 4th November, the skies above Dursley will once again be ignited with colour and sound as we present the 'Dursley Fireworks 2017'.

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.

 

Featured Charity for 2017

We're delighted to announce that our chosen charity for 2017 will be the Gloucestershire Young Carers. 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.

Gloucestershire Young Carers provide a range of services for young carers and their families. Most young carers see their role as something they do out of love for their parent. Gloucestershire Young Carers encourage the young carers to celebrate their role - to be proud of what they achieve without feeling they're extraordinary. But more than that, Gloucestershire Young Carers aims to celebrate a young carer's childhood - the part of them that exists beyond being a carer.

To find out more about the charity you can follow the link to their website

http://www.glosyoungcarers.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

 

Ellis Transport

Creating us a stage 

 

Cam Family Butchers

Discounting our BBQ meat

 

Uley Brewery

Donating some of the beer

The Cullimore Group

Helping with the stage

   

Dursley Town Council

Providing the field & radios

 

 

News coverage

8th November 2016 - The Gazette have also featured some fantastic photos after the event - Article Link

14th August 2016 - We're delighted to have been featured in the Gazette, helping us spread the word that the Fireworks are back! - Article Link

 

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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