Last week, our Managing Director Elton Ashworth joined members of Blackburn Round Table, along with members of Blackburn Rotary and Blackburn Lions, in organising and building the community bonfire and firework display in Witton Park.
This was the tenth year Elton has been involved, and, owing to donations of wood from a number of local businesses, this year they were able to build the biggest bonfire he has seen in this time, meaning the event constituted certainly one of the largest if not the largest bonfire and firework display in Lancashire.
The bonfire and the firework display are attended by around 12,000 people each year, with all funds raised going to local charities. Last year’s event raised over £16,000, to be distributed by the Round Table, Lions and Rotary.
Round Table will be out and about again in December with Santa and his Christmas Sleigh, hopefully to be joined again, as in 2018, by some of the Blackburn Rovers stars.