Fireworks Against Cancer event success

Clear skies mean an enjoyable evening for spectators at New Deer Showground.
Clear skies mean an enjoyable evening for spectators at New Deer Showground.

The second annual Fireworks Against Cancer event held to raise funds for UCAN was held at New Deer Show Ground recently.

The evening was a tremendous success, with clear skies and dry weather ensuring a great time was had by all.

The visitors, although slightly down on last year’s 3,500, enjoyed a spectacular firework display and were entertained by the Aberdeen Circus Troup with fire eating and juggling displays and by surprise celebrity guest local actor Alec Westwood, star of many TV dramas including Roughnecks the drama series based on the Aberdeen Oil industry.

UCAN were represented by Allan Harrow of the UCAN cancer support group, based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Thanks were expressed to the main supporters of the show, Masson Glennie, Lovie Quarry Products, East Bathangie Caravan Park, Towns & Carnie and of course Fireworx Scotland.

Event organiser, John Burdon, said: “ It was a great night and although we haven’t got the full total collections totalled for UCAN, we’re hopeful it will be similar if not better than last year.

“We’re grateful for the sponsors financial input this year which again means that again 100% donations go to the UCAN fund.”

Thanks were also given to the efforts of John’s wife Anna, Gavin and Katrina Reid and the numerous volunteers who staged the show, including the charity bake-off ladies and to all the local businesses who contributed to make the evening a successful one, with special thanks to the New Deer Show Ground team for allowing the event to be held there”.

Next year’s event planning is already under way and John added: “The event will be another spectacular, with the addition of more supporting activities and it will againbe held at the end of October.”