Who cares about the weather? The fireworks were ace

Published on: 03 Dec 2015

A WHOPPING £26,000 was raised for good causes at the 44th Downend Round Table Fireworks Display.
More than 10,000 people packed King George V Playing Fields to watch a spectacular show choreographed to music from the 1950s to modern day.
Downend Round Table chairman Steve Lansdale said: “I am truly humbled by the backing of the community for this event, not only the clubs and partners that assist us but the fireworks fans who turn out despite the typical British conditions to support what has become the most popular display in the region.
“It’s fantastic how much we have managed to raise for local good causes. Jessie May Trust, our flagship charity this year. are thrilled.
“I would like to thank Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Wessex Motors for their sponsorship of the event along with Bristol 365 and BBC Radio Bristol, our media partners, as well Fishponds Rotary, Downend and Keynsham 41 Clubs, Guides, Scouts and Resound, who all braved the elements.”
Helen Mackie, from Jessie May Trust, said: “Wow – what an amazing event!! I am still grinning about it, we haven’t stopped talking about the evening yet in the office! I also wanted to say a huge thank you for the opportunity you gave Jessie May, as a small local charity we have never had such an opportunity to talk in front of such a big audience.”
This month, the Round Tablers will be busy again, operating a Santa’s Sleigh around the Downend area. Round Table is an organisation for men aged 18 to 45, offering the chance to have fun while making new friends, trying new activities and supporting their local community.
For more information, visit www.downendrt.co.uk

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