Thanks to the suggestions of local Ely residents, the team who put on the Ely fireworks display last year have now donated a total of £2,000 to local good causes following the success of the 2017 event. So many amazing local causes were nominated that the team are evaluating many of the other groups that approached us for help.
The latest recipients of much needed funds are All in Sound, for their project ‘Sing! Together’ which is a group for people living with dementia, and Helping Little Hands Play, which helps children with disabilities to build their skills.
Kathryn from All in Sound said “Thank you once again to Ely Fireworks – without donations such as these we cannot make these projects happen, so thank you from ourselves and everyone who comes along to Sing! Together.”
The impact of the funds raised in the 2017 event has spread widely throughout the community, with previous recipients including The Forest School, who were the winners of the guy competition, The Royal British Legion, Global’s Make Some Noise and Ely Hereward Rotary. You can see full details of the donations and find out more about each group and the amazing work they do on the Ely Fireworks website.
The annual fireworks display is a long-standing event which has been running for 43 years and last year, following an accident in 2016, Ely Fireworks Ltd was formed with the sole purpose of continuing the tradition of providing the wonderful Ely community a spectacular, well managed and safe firework display.
One thing that hasn’t changed however, the community is at the heart of it.
We hope that our bid to manage the 44th Ely fireworks spectacular will be successful and that the Ely community can again enjoy a safe and spectacular evening of fun in 2018. We aim to get the local community involved even further this year with involvement from more local groups. As part of last year’s planning we made every attempt to involve as many local groups as possible. In part due to timescales, some were unable to participate. We plan to approach these organisations again this year to ensure they can be part of this special event.
We had some excellent feedback from the 2017 event, with comments such as “Best ever! Spectacular display!” and “Best fireworks I’ve seen in Ely for a long time. Well done all involved!” We hope to bring Ely something even more special for the 2018 event and raise even more funds for local charities and community groups.
Press Release by Carly Mason, Ely Fireworks Ltd