Monday, October 25, 2010

Blackheath Fireworks Fandango

You'll probably have read elsewhere that Greenwich Council pulled out of this year's Blackheath Fireworks and that Lewisham Council have started a campaign to pay for them that includes the opportunity to bid on e-bay for a VIP package that will include the privilege of starting the firework display itself (see The Bugle's post here).

The Greenwich Phantom reports that as an individual supporter of the display you can also make a donation. Details are listed on the Lewisham website here and include donating via paypal, by credit card over the phone, in person or by post. Since the launch of the campaign Lewisham has received generous donations from: Glendale, The Clarendon Hotel, Chapters, Bella Vista and Everest Inn, and is also supported, as usual, by 'independent fund management company' GLC Ltd who've been involved with the display since 1994.

Personally, I am hoping there will be volunteers with buckets collecting on the night (although I can understand this might be difficult to organise), to which I will be glad to contribute. But if the music is as awful as it has been for the last couple of years, it won't be much.

Lewisham have got a Facebook page (Blackheath Fireworks) where it says they hope to raise £35K (the shortfall in funding), but if they don't manage this "savings will need to be found elsewhere"...which sounds rather ominous and threatening, considering how many libraries etc they are planning to close. Surely they must know a few more "independent fund managers" or possibly "local developers" they could ask.

The fireworks will take place on Saturday 6 November 8pm-8.30pm.

1 comment:

  1. I'd cough up a week's wages to see a few bankers on the bonfire...