Halloween Fireworks Raise Thousands of Pounds for Chemotherapy Unit

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By Paramount PR | Monday, November 12, 2012, 14:37

A HALLOWEEN fireworks display in Bristol has helped to raise £4,000 for a mobile chemotherapy unit thanks to generous donators.

Celebration Fairs and The Ship Inn, Alveston, joined forces to stage a free Halloween firework display in Thornbury on October 27, with the aim of raising funds for Hope For Tomorrow, a mobile chemotherapy unit from Tetbury.

Hope for Tomorrow aims to alleviate some of the stresses and strains associated with receiving treatment for cancer and was the world's first ever mobile chemotherapy unit.

Owned and maintained by the charity and operated by highly trained NHS staff, these well-equipped units allow cancer patients to receive treatment closer to home, saving stressful long distance travel and minimising waiting times.

Currently four mobile chemotherapy units and five nurses support vehicles are operating in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

More than 400 people from across the city and surrounding areas attended the free firework display and made donations for Hope For Tomorrow via collection buckets.

Landlady Donna Telford, 47, said: "The event was a huge success with more than 400 people turning out for the display and combined with another recent Coates Fireworks event, £4,000 has been raised for the charity."

The Halloween event included a "Haunted Mansion" fireworks display with special effects, BBQ and raffle to win £250 worth of fireworks, which were won by Lorna and Mike Lamb.

Lorna, of Alveston, said: "We only moved to the area a couple of weeks ago, so this was a really nice welcome and it was a great display for a good cause.

"I never win anything so I was really shocked."

The Tudor Coaching Inn in Thornbury Road is set to continue its community and fundraising initiatives with its annual Christmas Toy Appeal launching shortly.

For more information about The Ship Inn's campaigns call 01454 412 521 or email info@theship-inn.co.uk



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