Ely Fireworks organiser Richard Stewart dropped into the Lantern School yesterday to give away what money they had left from the successful night of lights and explosions on Cherry Hill.
The Guy competition winning school received a cheque for £150 alongside the Royal British Legion.
Marc Beveridge from the Poppy Appeal said, “This is a really generous donation from Ely Fireworks and will help us provide support to Armed Forces, veterans and their families”. The appeal this year is on the way to about £38,000 so far.
The Hereward Rotary acted as stewards on the night and they received a cheque for £500. The evening Rotary group in Ely raise money for curing Polio and local charities. To receive the cheque was current president Jeff Hide.
The children of the Lantern School got very excited when Josh Lovatt from Heart Radio announced himself. Josh is the voice of producer for Hearts Kev & Ros Breakfast Show who raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise. The charity specialises in helper smaller charities and gives them a voice that is normally reserved for the bigger organisations.
Mrs Holland from the Lantern was the leader of the group who created the guy, along with help from the volunteers including, Emma Torrens, Gemma Gill and Nazmun Choudhary and the children Josh, Coco, Gemma, Lily and Chloe (seen below). A special mention for Scotts Farm Shop for supplying the material for the guy.
Mayor Richards Hobbs presented the cheques on behalf of Ely Fireworks.