YEOVIL NEWS: BOOM! Nearly £12.5k given out to charity after last year’s fireworks spectacular at Yeovil Showground
A WHOPPING £12,432 was handed out on Thursday (February 1, 2018) to two local deserving causes as a result of proceeds made at last year’s Grand Fireworks Spectacular organised by Yeovil Round Table and Yeovil Lions Club.
Hundreds of people descended on the Yeovil Showground site on Saturday, November 4, 2017, for the annual bonfire and fireworks display.
And organisers were delighted to be able to hand over the results of their efforts and people’s generosity to the Special Care Baby Unit at Yeovil District Hospital and the Yeovil-based Apollo Swimming Club for the Disabled.
A cheque for £7,432 was awarded to the SCBU, while £5,000 was given to the swimming club.
Sarah Cherry, of the Yeovil Hospital Charity, and Apollo Club president Sue Bullivant and chairman Colin Vickery were on hand to receive the cheques during a presentation ceremony at the Yeovil Court Hotel.
Representing the Yeovil Round Table were Ashley Helyar and Ryan Cardwell and from Yeovil Lions Club were Paul Thorpe and Ian Pilbeam.
Ashley, speaking on behalf of the organisers, said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended the Grand Fireworks Spectacular and making it another success for two very good causes.”
Sarah thanked Yeovil Lions Club and Yeovil Round Table for their continued support of Yeovil Hospital’s various departments and said the £7,432 would go to very good use.
Sue added that the Apollo Swimming Club for the Disabled had a £50,000 project to buy a new minibus for the club and it had so far reached £40,000 so was nearly within touching distance of the target.
PHOTO – TOP: Pictured (from left) are Ian Pilbeam of Yeovil Lions Club, Sarah Cherry of Yeovil Hospital Charity, Ryan Cardwell of Yeovil Round Table, Ashley Helyar of Yeovil Round Table, Paul Thorpe of Yeovil Lions Club, and Colin Vickery and Sue Bullivant of the Apollo Swimming Club for the Disabled.
PHOTO – ABOVE: The Apollo Swimming Club for the Disabled’s Colin Vickery and Sue Bullivant (centre) with Yeovil Lions Club duo Paul Thorpe (left) and IanPilbeam.