Final push for fireworks funding

Members of the Stornoway Amenity Trust meet with staff at Tesco, Stornoway, after placing the collection tower in store in a bid to raise needed funds for the New Year fireworks in the town. SGD24701.
Members of the Stornoway Amenity Trust meet with staff at Tesco, Stornoway, after placing the collection tower in store in a bid to raise needed funds for the New Year fireworks in the town. SGD24701.

The final push to raise funds for the Hogmanay fireworks display is now on with collecting boxes in both Stornoway supermarkets.

Stornoway Amenity Trust have secured generous donations from local businesses to ensure the event goes ahead but are urging the public to help them the raise the remaining £1,000.

So far crucial funding has come from Lewis Builders; Maybury Gardens; Woodys Express Parcels; Hebrides Haulage; the Grillburger; Macritchie Highland Haulage; Stornoway Painters; Independent Mortgage Shop; Stornoway Round Table,Stornoway Councillors and the Amenity Trust themselves.

An extra £200 was raised in a raffle on the night of the Christmas lights switch-on which will also go towards the event.

Chair of the Amenity Trust, Charlie Nicolson said: “We are very grateful to the sponsors who have given the majority of the money but it would be the final cherry on the cake to raise the total.”

He urged everyone to come out on Hogmanay for the fireworks for what will be a family orientated event.

On Hogmanay from 9pm there will be musical entertainment with the fireworks being set off at 10pm with the event closing at 10.30pm.

There will be music from 9pm with the fireworks taking place at 10pm and the event closing at 10.30pm.

Pictured are members of the Amenity Trust with Tesco staff.