Now in its 5th year the Fireworks Against Cancer Son et Lumiere spectacular held annually in aid of local North East Cancer Charity UCAN will be held at The Haughs Showground Queens Road Turriff, on Saturday October 27th, 2018.
Gates open at 5 pm with the fireworks firing off at 8pm.
One lucky school pupil will this year have the honour of pressing the fire button to start the display.
A competition is underway with schools in the area, coordinated by Buchan Feel Good Radio, shortly to start broadcasting on 107.9 FM in addition to 24/7 internet broadcasting. Buchan Radio presenter Ronnie Arthur will again compare the event during the evening.
Organised by John & Anna Burdon of Harrington & Willoughby country footwear & Gavin & Katrina Reid of GHS Building Services with financial support from local businesses Borland Insurance & North East Boiler Services, the spectacular this year will feature twice the fireworks of previous years provided by Fireworx Scotland and the aerial display will be closely co-ordinated by Nighthawk dragon box wizardry with a spectacular music set list to suit all tastes, with firing controlled by Gavin Reid of GHS Building Services.
Street entertainment will include fire eating and juggling courtesy of Aberdeen University Circus Troupe, Street Band Music by Guarana Street Band and pipe and marching displays by Turriff and District Pipe Band.
Street food will be on hand provided by several local food vendors and Spencer’s Fun Fairs will be providing the children’s rides during the evening.
Entry is free, with the existing car park reserved for disabled drivers only and visitors are encouraged to donate via the UCAN collection buckets handled by the marshalling team from 1296 Turriff ATC squadron and volunteers. Those unable to attend or viewing from the comfort of their homes can donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fireworksagainstcancer
Video from the 2017 fireworks display
Funds raised will again go to UCAN, who are this year looking to raise £1,285,000 to continue the valuable work supporting local families dealing with urological cancers and to fund the vital specialist nurses’ services needed.
As UCAN chair Justine Royale outlines
Currently our UCAN team and UCAN centre provides super- specialist support for cancer patients & their families and this area we would like to expand to ensure we continue to stand apart as the leading force in transforming the care cancer patients and their families require.
Urological cancers are widespread- Statistically, one in three men and one in five women and their families are affected. More can be read about the valuable work of UCAN at http://www.ucanaberdeen.com/2018-campaign/