Beverley Lions say they are very grateful for the support given by members of the public and local groups who helped make their biggest fund raiser a major success.
In a statement released by the charity, Alan Porter from the Lions said;
“Beverley Lions Club would like to thank all those who helped to provide a spectacular evening at the Bonfire and Fireworks display on the Westwood Common on 5th November.”
“Our bucket collection on the evening will cover the costs of the fireworks display and associated other essential costs in staging the event. It will leave us with some extra towards next years’ display. It has become a very large event attracting 10,000 people.”
“The clear up next day proved there were vast numbers of people present with the abundance of all types of litter picking equipment with particular concern for the wires left from sparklers, always a great danger to the cattle grazing on the Westwood. Thanks to those members of the public who joined us on the 6th November to help clear up.”
“We would like to thank all those who gave us their time to collect and to help us on the evening with special thanks to the Mayor and the Town Council, the Police, the Pasture Masters, Addplant Ltd. (who provide us with the safety barriers each year),Humber Colts, St. Johns Ambulance, David Oxtoby (straw bale), Dave Skells (Traffic management), Track fitness and Boxing Club, Normanton Lions Club (for our base and P.A. System), Beverley Community Lift, Beverley Air Cadets and stalls at the event and all those firms who provided materials for the bonfire.”
“This was a service which Beverley Lions Club is pleased to provide for the town, with help from the local community.”