St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular 2017
Crowds turned out in their thousands to enjoy the St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 4th November.
Held in Verulamium Park, the Fireworks Spectacular is the largest display in the area and has been running for over 25 years, raising in excess of £750,000 for local and national charities.
The Dean of St Albans, the Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John, said, "It was a magical evening, with a full moon and the floodlit Cathedral reflected in the lake, as the backdrop to the most magnificent display of fireworks yet. We are very pleased and proud to organise this event, which brings the city and community together for such a happy and exciting experience, and which benefits local charities too."
This year’s nominated charities are Earthworks St Albans, an organisation which offers those with learning disabilities or mental health conditions the chance to receive training in horticulture and other land based skills, and Waverley Driving Group RDA which provides carriage driving for the Disabled as part of the Riding for the Disabled initiative. Headline sponsor, Debenhams Ottoway, echoed the community spirit of the evening. Louise Attrup, Executive Partner, said, “We were proud to sponsor the event and it was fantastic to see so many members of our community coming out to celebrate.”
Chair of the Fireworks Team who organised the event, Paul Dean, gave special thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who make the event possible, “We would like to thank everyone involved, in particular the St Albans District Explorer Scouts, for their superhuman efforts and support for this remarkable community occasion.”
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