Harrogate Charity Bonfire & Fireworks
Saturday 6th November from 6pm
For nearly 50 years Harrogate Round Table has organised the Charity Bonfire and Fireworks on the Stray, and this year, more than ever, they need the Harrogate public’s help to make this year’s event happen on Saturday 6th November.
Harrogate Round Table’s members, supporters, friends, and family volunteer their time planning, setting up, managing, and tidying up the event every year. However, there are unavoidable costs of around £8,000 including the fireworks themselves, road traffic management, first aid provision, etc. Many people think that the council puts on (or funds) the Stray Bonfire and Fireworks but that is not the case. In fact Harrogate Round Table have to pay a £1,000 deposit to the council in order to put the event on. Every year the generous donations of the public not only cover the costs of the event, but generate a surplus in aid of a local charity.
In order that this year’s event can take place Harrogate Round Table have set up an online gofundme page fundraiser to cover the costs of the event in advance. They are asking the public to please make online donations so that this year’s event can take place. All surplus amounts raised though the fundraiser, and on the night, will go to our chosen charity, Friends of Harrogate Hospital.
The Friends of Harrogate Hospital is a group of volunteers who carry out fundraising for the benefit of patients at Harrogate Hospital and District NHS Foundation Trust. The Friends raise funds to provide things that the NHS cannot cover, improving the experience of patients and making their treatment, whether in hospital or in the community, a little more pleasant.
The Harrogate Round Table are organisers of the Harrogate Stray Charity Bonfire. Being one of the few remaining bonfire events where an entry fee is not charged, Harrogate Round Table are reliant on the generosity of the public on the evening to donate as much as they can afford to this years supported charity.
Build Up from 6pm
Bonfire Lit – 6:30pm
Fireworks – 7:15pm
The bonfire is held on the Stray alongside Oatlands Drive, close to St. Aidans School. There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity so the area is likely to be highly congested.