For over 25 years, Banchory and District Round Table have organised a bonfire and fireworks display for the people of Banchory and the surrounding areas.
This event - although free to attend - encourages the local community to take part, enjoy the evening and contribute to a charity fund. This source of funding is then managed by Banchory and District Round Table to help local good causes and charities.
Last year’s event was the most successful to date, thanks largely to the level of sponsorship received from local businesses. The support from a number of businesses meant that profits from the bonfire were in excess of £7,000, which Round Table members were able to give to local charities and good causes.
It was estimated that more than 8,000 people attended the event, bringing many new visitors to Banchory, and providing a highlight in the Banchory calendar.
However, as years have gone on, people’s expectations of such an event, along with an increase in costs to effectively manage health and safety, has meant the fireworks display has been sub-contracted to a local company, expert in such displays.
In order to ensure that the cost of the fireworks (in excess of £3,500) do not take away from the valuable donations from the visiting public, organisers are keen to meet much of this cost through sponsorship from local businesses.
In recognition of this, they are happy for sponsors to provide banners to publicise their support on the night.
The website www.banchorybonfire.com has information on the event and will have details of all sponsors. They will publish a number of posters located around Banchory, and intend having space on the posters to highlight sponsors.
Anyone wishing to support this event should e-mail: BanchoryBonfire@bad-rt.org
This year’s event takes place at King George V Park on Saturday, November 5, with the fire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. Anyone with wood/combustibles for collection should call Graham on 07799 071778.