This year, members of the Rotary Club of Bath and students from the University of Bath RAG, the volunteer fundraising group, are combining their talents to put on a joint fireworks display for the people of Bath.
The annual event, sponsored by Bath Building Society and First Bus, will take place on Saturday 5th November at the Recreation Ground, Bath and is expected to attract thousands of people on the night.
Historically, the two groups have organised separate firework displays at the Recreation Ground and on Claverton Down. This year the organisations have decided to collaborate to offer the public a magnificent night full of attractions.
Alan Keeling, the Chairman of the Fireworks Committee at the Rotary Club of Bath comments: “We have decided to work together with the students to put on a single, fantastic family-oriented event. The students from RAG are extremely enthusiastic and full of new ideas and we hope to attract a full house to the Recreation Ground. This project is a great opportunity for Rotary and RAG to work together integrating and interacting with the people of Bath.”
Hanna Wade, student representative from RAG at the University of Bath Student’s Union adds: “We believe that joining forces instead of running two separate events allows us to really focus our efforts and strengths to organise a stunning display. This year’s headline beneficiary is The Royal United Hospital’s A&E Department and we hope generous donations will be made to this, and other local, worthy causes which we support.“
Jonathan Cook, Community and Retail Operations Manager at the Bath Building Society comments: “We are proud to be supporting this much anticipated event in Bath which not only provides a safe, spectacular display for the people of Bath but also helps raise significant donations for local charities.”
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bath Building Society offices, Bath Rugby ticket office or at the gate on the night. Standard admission costs £5, child tickets are £2. Student tickets cost £2 if purchased in advance, available at Bath University campus, and £5 at the gate.