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Update: Capacity Crowd Enjoy Lions’ Spectacular Firework Fiesta

Published on: 6 Nov, 2022
Updated on: 7 Nov, 2022

The sky is lit up at the Guildford Lions Club’s Firework Fiesta.

With 10,000 tickets sold, the Guildford Lions’ Firework Fiesta at Stoke Park on Saturday night (November 5) was a resounding success.

One hundred per cent profits from the spectacular will be used to support much-needed causes in Guildford, including the Prostate Project. It is raising money to provide a mobile prostate cancer screening unit, or Man-Van, which will allow men to get the simple PSA blood test used to help detect prostate cancer.

Speaking on Monday, November 7, Eric James from the Guildford Lions Club said: “Just a very quick note to confirm that the event has been a great success, despite the weather, and passed off with no major incidents.

“We are in the process of calculating the final result but are confident that we will have raised a substantial amount of money which will help others in our community and also the Prostate Project.”

Food and drink aplenty at the Firework Fiesta.

With children aged under 16 admitted free with their parents, the evening featured a children’s entertainment area with fairground rides.

The Tasty Kitchen at the Firework Fiesta.

There were plenty of food and drinks stalls across the park and a stage with live music. Bands playing were 21st Century Riot and Chasing Munford.

Chasing Munford entertain the crowd at the Firework Fiesta.

With rain holding off for much of the evening, it was, of course, a bit muddy underfoot.

The compare was, as always, Peter Gordon. He invited the crowd to give the usual countdown to the start of the fireworks at around 8.30pm. The display lasted half an hour and filled the sky over the park.

A selection of photos of the fireworks.

The Guildford Lions’ supporters without whom this event would not happen were: RADical Systems (UK) Ltd, Martin Grant Homes, Guildford Borough Council, Chapters Financial Ltd and Big Yellow Storage Group.

Some of the members of Guildford Lions Club.

The Guildford Lions Club was formed in 1967. Its website states: “We work with a number of Guildford agencies and charities, both large and small, to identify and help as many people as possible in our community. The majority of the funds we raise are used locally, although when disasters strike around the world, we unite with other Lions Clubs globally to offer assistance wherever we can.”

With more than 40 members, the Lions are always looking for more volunteers to join them. Click here for more details.

Here are some more photos of the evening all taken by Harry Wickens.

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