The 38th annual Exeter Round Table charity Firework event was a huge success attracting a crowd of over 8600 visitors and smashing all records by raising £32,000 for local good causes and charities.
Matt Church, Event lead organiser said: “We are extremely proud of the event and would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in making this occasion such a success. I am thrilled for the club [Exeter Round Table] that we have managed to raise so much this year. Our members are all volunteers and this is a real credit to them”.
Fundraising Director, Caroline Creer, of Devon Air Ambulance said: “We are delighted to be receiving such an incredible donation from this year’s Fireworks. It’s fabulous that so many people turned out to support this excellent event, every year it’s spectacular and we are so grateful to have once again been involved. We look forward to working with Exeter Round Table again next year and help continue make the Fireworks a great success.”
The event, held at Exeter Westpoint, is the largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon, this year the theme of the display was Star Wars in anticipation of the release of Rogue One this December.
50% of all money raised goes directly to Devon Air Ambulance, the remainder is distributed to local good causes and charities. In the last 5 years Exeter Round Table has donated over £75,000 locally to recipients such as Vranch House, MIND, Hospice Care, St Loye's and St Petrocks.
For further details of how to get involved with Round table and see their varied programme of fun events visit the Round Table website.