cThis year, for the first time, Girlguiding Dursley District took on the task of organising the town's Bonfire night firework display. The town had been in danger of loosing it's annual fireworks display, which had previously been run by the local Round Table, unless someone else took it up and Girlguiding Dursley District rose to the challenge!
The event was held on 5 November and was attended by over 2500 local people and raised an amazing £8000+ for local charities and Williams Syndrome Foundation.
Local Leaders, parents, friends and family made up the teams who ran the stalls and the gates. Young members and their parents also baked lots of delicious cakes to sell to the crowds. Entertainment before and in between the fireworks was also provided by the local Rednock Swing Band.
Leaders who were involved have had some wonderful feedback from local people who attended the evening, with some saying that it was the best Fireworks display that they have been to in Dursley for many years.
Dursley District Co-Commissioner, Clare Fletcher said, "It was lovely to be able to bring this event back to the town and show everyone what Girlguiding can do. We had so much support from our members, their parents, local companies and the public, and thanks to them we raised so much more for our charities than we could have hoped for!"
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