More than 2000 people turned out to see the Firework Display at Carvers Playing field in Ringwood last Friday. The fireworks were delayed by 15 minutes because of the huge numbers of people trying to get into the grounds. Organiser Steve Nash said, “While we pre-sold 900 tickets, we were a little taken aback by over 1000 people turning up on the night, but we are all very pleased with the way the event ran and some valuable lessons learned.”
The Rotary Club of Ringwood provided staff for the gates and members of Ringwood Events Committee provided all the setting up and clean-up after the event. Funding for the event came from Ringwood Town Council, Churchill Retirement, The Furlong Centre, The White Heart, Crown Tap, Mr Richard Pierson and Ellingham Day Nursery, while the pallets for the bonfire were provided by Drews Builders along with a financial donation.
At just £1 per person to enter it was well received and visitors were treated to a bar, live music and fair rides along with a £25 prize going to the winner of the guy competition. Organisers hope to make this an annual event which will grow in size and activities and are keen to stress they are a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation.
For more info contact Ringwood Events Committee through their Facebook page.