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Fireworks display raises £500 for Chance to Dance Stars CIC

Fireworks display raises £500 for Mayor's charity

05 January 2022
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Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust has raised more than £30,000 for local charities from their annual fireworks display and is donating £500 to Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE’s charity for his mayoral year - Chance to Dance Stars CIC.


Each year the Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust holds a spectacular fireworks display in Cantley Park’s event field and raises funds for good causes in and around Wokingham Borough. The event took place on Saturday 6 November 2021 and started with a torchlight procession from Wokingham Town’s Market Place, led by St Sebastian’s band and various local dignitaries, followed by a memorable fireworks display.


The event raised more than £30,000 for local Wokingham Borough charities and a proportion raised, £500, will be donated to Chance to Dance Stars CIC, a dance school for students with disabilities and their families in the local community.


Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE said: “I am delighted that Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust have chosen Chance to Dance Stars CIC as one of their good causes to support.


“On behalf of Wokingham Borough Council, I would like to extend my thanks to the Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust for this donation and to praise them for all the good work they do. Thank you also to all those who attended the fireworks display and donated.”


Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust Chairman David Gold said: “The Trust is comprised of members from 5 Service Clubs, Rotary, Lions and Unicorn. After last year’s enforced absence, due to Covid restrictions, every effort was made to reinstate this major fundraiser, in its thirty second year, to its rightful position as one of the Town’s most popular community events with every penny raised being donated to deserving charities. Our thanks go to the both the Town and Borough Councils as well as the community as a whole for the support received”.

Picture Credit: Wokingham Today

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