Fireworks Fundraiser in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Families are going to be able to enjoy fireworks and fairground rides while raising money for worthwhile causes at the same time.

The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme is hosting the special event at Lyme Valley Parkway on Sunday October 21, in aid of her chosen charities.

Cllr Gill Heesom is dedicating her mayoral year to raising money for The Royal British Legion and The Lyme Trust. “The Mayor’s Paint the Sky firework display and funfair is a safe, family-friendly event in our award winning Lyme Valley Park,” said Cllr Gill Heesom. “Now in its 22nd year, residents and visitors always enjoy the fun and take away fond memories of their time in Newcastle-under-Lyme. In addition it raises much needed funds for my chosen local and national charities.”

The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and The Lyme Trust (mental health) both work with vulnerable armed forces veterans, serving armed forces, or their families in the area. Until recently Cllr Gill Heesom was the Staffordshire Case Officer for TRBL and has first-hand experience of how local people have been supported by both organisations. Both the TRBL and The Lyme Trust’s casework involves debt, mental health, employment support, homelessness and benefits advice to name a few of the services vulnerable people can access. Cllr Gill Heesom was previously an Army Welfare Case Officer and has been on operational deployment as well as working with individuals and their families.

The gates at Lyme Valley Park will open at 5pm on October 21, and the display, provided by British champions Blitz Fireworks, will start at 8pm. Fast-track entrances will be situated at Buckmaster Avenue in Clayton and London Road off the A34.

Admission costs £3.50 for adults and young people aged 12 and over. For supervised youngsters aged under 12, admission will be £1.