Community rescues Hunston bonfire

C131493-16 Chi Hunston Fireworks  phot kate''Emily Popoe, nine, and her sister Hannah, six..Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131493-16
C131493-16 Chi Hunston Fireworks phot kate''Emily Popoe, nine, and her sister Hannah, six..Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131493-16

A COMMUNITY rallied round to make sure Hunston’s annual bonfire and fireworks event went off with a bang.

Organisers put out an urgent plea for wood after the bonfire, which normally attracts hundreds of families, was set alight on halloween.

The call for help was answered by dozen of residents and local businesses who saw posts on 
social networking sites and delivered pallets of wood and logs to rebuild the fire.

“Hunston community club management committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a success and hope to see everyone back next year,” said Tracy Newman, from the committee.

Dozens arrived with diggers and trailers to help build up the fire with less than 24 hours to go.

“I think it was an even bigger bonfire than we started with,” said Liz Kenney, chairman of Hunston Parish Council.

“I could see the flames going 30ft up and the firework display was better than ever.”

“It went fantastically well – even the weather was good to us. Thanks to everyone who helped us and donated wood.”

“Whoever was out trying to ruin it for everyone, they didn’t succeed. It really brought back community spirit.”

Families enjoyed all the fun of the fair, a breath-taking fireworks display and a torchlight procession.