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5 November, Sidbury, Devon
The spectacular Sidbury Fireworks this year raised money for the DecAid Appeal. It attracted a record crowd of more than 3,000 people as the Gunpowder Plot was re-enacted in the village. The annual event was a huge success and raised £1500 for the DecAid charities.
A bonfire was constructed as a replica of the Houses of Parliament and Sidbury’s own Guy Fawkes, Keith Hudson, lit the fuse before the structure burned to the ground.
A dazzling 20 minute show saw £7,000 worth of fireworks ignited.
Band the Raphaelites also entertained huge crowd that consumed 30 gallons of mulled wine, 480 pints of beer and cider, 10 gallons of tea and coffee, 200 toffee apples, one pig roast, 800 burgers and scores of soft drinks.
A dry and mild Saturday evening with little wind boosted the event in the grounds of Sidbury Manor.
The DecAid team would like to thank the 30-strong organising committee and Sir John Cave for choosing to support DecAid with this amazing event and for raising so much money.
What is DecAid?
DecAid is a national, charity appeal that has been set up by students to raise money for service charities through the running of six high profile events during the summer of 2011. We hope to raise a minimum of £350,000 for our chosen service charities that help current and ex-servicemen and women, and their families, who have been affected by the conflict in Afghanistan since it began in 2001.
October 2011 will mark ten years since the current conflict in Afghanistan began which is why we decided to set up DecAid. We all work for free and every penny you donate by clicking the button at the top of the page will go straight to our charities. If you would like to get involved with DecAid, one of our events or perhaps create an event of your own then please get in touch.Event Info
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