The annual Fireworks Against Cancer event, which has moved to a new venue in Turriff this year, was a huge success again in 2017.
The event on the showground in Turriff was very well attended, despite it being very wet underfoot. Supporting the event were the Aberdeen University Circus Troupe who gave a stunning display of fire eating & juggling. On stage, the event was hosted by Ronnie (Feel Good) Arthur from Buchan Radio, with great live sets from local Ellon singer the talented Amanda Penny.
The Fireworks Against Cancer team, comprising John & Anna Burdon & Gavin & Katrina Reid said
the event was a great success, raising over £6,100 with donations still to come in and thanked the sponsors & myriad of helpers who made the event possible.
Due to licensing delays we had less than the usual time to organise it, but the whole community rallied & with help from several members of The Turriff Business Association, the Aberdeenshire Council Parks team & support from the Turriff Show Committee, the event went ahead on time & exactly as planned.
Dedicated to the cause, Katrina has for the last three years been growing her hair & immediately after the event had it cut off & sent to The Little Princess Trust for use in wigs for children dealing with Cancer, with sponsorship monies added to the UCAN bucket!
Fairground rides & food stalls were on hand to keep the crowds entertained & sustained in the run-up to the main event and Local crews from the Turriff Fire brigade were kept busy with youngsters experiencing being a firefighter at the on-duty fire tender for the night.
The live video broadcast on the My Turriff Facebook page has been viewed over 5000 times since the event and had several 100 people watching it live.
My Turriff live stream of Fireworks Against Cancer
Local companies, Borland Insurance (formerly Masson Glennie Insurance Services), Lovie Quarry & Concrete Products & Greeness Handyman Services were this year’s main sponsors of the event, which was supported by East Balthangie Caravan Park and several members of Turriff Business Association.
Marshalling & collection duties were supported by a great team of local 1296 (Turriff) ATC cadets and employees from Tesco in Turriff who’s store also held a bag pack collection over the weekend, raising £195 to add to the total generously donated by visitors.
The team added
Anyone who watched the display over the skies of Turriff from the comfort of their homes or online are welcome to make a donation to UCAN at Just Giving- Fireworks Against Cancer. Next year’s event planning is already underway with plans to expand the pre-show entertainment & activities during the day.
To donate to Fireworks Against Cancer please visit their Just Giving page here.