Annually for the last 45 years, the town of Billericay in Essex has held a fireworks display for the local community and this year they are determined to make it bigger and better than ever before.
As well as raising monies for local charities and good causes, this year, they will be producing 5 Willy Wonka style ‘golden tickets’ and popping them into the evening’s programme of events. This will give the recipient the chance to select the worthy cause that is closest to their hearts to receive a donation of £250.00.
Overall the event is expected to raise in the region of £40,000 from both ticket sales and charitable donations on the night.
Catering is high on the list of improvements this year too with a fantastic and tasty hog roast, a Thai Noodle bar and even Italian food concessions all to be washed down with some warming mulled wine.
In addition to the big display which this year has been re-sited to enable even more people to attend without the need to be squashed in together and they are holding a special ‘child friendly’ display a little earlier than the big one especially for the younger children to enjoy with fewer bangs and screeches.
The entertainment schedule is as follows:
• 5:30 Gates open
• 6:15 children’s fireworks display
• 6:30 Torchlight procession
• 6:35 Lighting of the Massive Bonfire
• 6:40 Heart FM roadshow
• 7:55 The chairman of the Round Table offers a warm welcome
• 8:00 FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME
• 8:30 D J Marcus
Online Tickets cost:
ADULT (OVER 16) £6.00
KIDS (5 – 15) £4.00
2 CHILDREN £19.50
SENIOR CITIZENS £4.00
Please make sure that you book your tickets for the display before midnight on Friday 7th November. If you have booked online, you MUST print off your ticket and you can only gain access through the main gate. Tickets can be bought on the night on the gate but the cost will be higher. PLEASE NOTE you can only purchase a family ticket online, on the night the cost on the gate for a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children will cost £28.00