Bang on target for fire funds
4:00pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Latest News
Devizes charity Bag4Sport is hoping its new link with the town’s Round Table will get off to an explosive start.
Devizes Round Table has pledged to give profits from this year’s fireworks display at Devizes Football Club in Nursteed Road on Sunday, November 4, to the charity.
Round Table chairman Alex Glover said: “Andy Trusler from Bag4Sport came to speak to us about the charity and we felt it would be good to be involved in a locally based charity that has so many exciting fundraising events coming up.
“A few of our members had already been involved by doing a cycle ride and so it seemed a good choice.
“We really believe in its aim of raising money to help grass roots sport.”
The amount raised by the firework display is heavily weather dependent, but Mr Glover hopes it will be a few thousand pounds.
He said: “We are very lucky because most of our costs are covered by advertising from local firms in our firework brochure, so most of the gate money can go to charity. If the weather is good, it could be as much as £3,000.”
Mr Trusler said: “We are very pleased to get this support from Devizes Round Table and think it can be a very exciting link for the future as well.”
Tickets for the fireworks cost £3 in advance or £4 on the gate and are on sale at Devizes shops including Hillworth Stores, Ducks Newsagents, Devizes Toys and Brittox News.