Local businesses, Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and the borough council are working together in partnership to offer residents and visitors a firework spectacular on this bank holiday.
Weymouth’s seafront will be full of colour, sound and promises to bring new excited crowds on Monday 25 August at 9.30pm on Weymouth Esplanade. The display will be enhanced with all the fun entertainment and attractions on display in Weymouth town centre.
A growing number of Weymouth and Portland businesses are working with Weldmar Hospicecare Trust to host the August Monday night fireworks whilst raising important funds for a local hospice.
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The borough council will work with Weldmar Hospicecare Trust to help manage the event.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tourism & Culture Briefholder Cllr Rachel Rogers said: “It’s fantastic that both tourists and local residents will be able to enjoy fireworks on the beach on Bank Holiday Monday. I’m grateful to all the businesses that have helped to finance this event, and especially to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.”
“The council is always keen to work in partnership with business and charity to bring bigger and better events to the borough. I would encourage everyone to come down to watch the display and raise money for a brilliant local cause at the same time.”
Weldmar Hospicecare Trust is keen to hear from any Dorset based business that would like to contribute to the big fireworks on Weymouth Seafront (contact Jon Panton Business Fundraising Manager) – T 01305 261800
“Jon said” It is important to stress Weldmar are the beneficiary’s and are not using any of our supporters monies to finance this event. We see the potential to turn this situation into a positive for everyone involved, and are pleased to be the benefiting charity, this would be an opportunity to raise funds for the care of our patients whilst sustaining and developing this traditional summer event in Weymouth
Head of Firework Business Group Phil Say said: “Celebrating the first year of trading at the Weymouth Pavilion as a successful community enterprise we are delighted to be part of this group aiming to save our great seafront fireworks. The intention is not to only to save the fireworks but develop the evenings for the future into late night shopping and entertainment evenings to benefit the entire town area.”
To date businesses supporting the Weymouth Seafront:
The Boat Cafe
The Lazy Lizard
The Dorothy Inn
Cactus Tea Rooms
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