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Fireworks Spectacular set for Turriff

By David Porter

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The Longley's Country Store Fireworks Spectacular in aid of cancer charity is set to take place on Saturday, October 19 and is aiming to raise much needed funds for local North East cancer charity UCAN.

The event is this year sponsored by the new main sponsor Longley Country Store, based in Maud

Owner and MD Arthur Brown said: "We're pleased to be supporting important local charity UCAN, and after being involved in previous years, as a local business serving our local community, we felt this year we would work as main sponsor to help boost the fund raising for the great work at UCAN".

Children at local schools are involved in a colouring competition in the run up to the event, the winner of which will have the pleasure of setting off the fireworks with the big red firing button.

The local fire service will be on hand to show children around the fire tender and the event is marshalled by the members of local ATC Squadron commanded by WO Pete Mackenzie.

The evening kicks off with the Aberdeen University circus troupe and their amazing fire juggling, with fun fair rides and food stalls for all to enjoy.

The fireworks, set to music, are set to light up the skies at 8pm with the showground open from 5pm with food stalls, music hosted by Buchan Radio and fairground rides on offer.

The organisers have asked that this year, anyone watching the skies from afar will miss the main display in the grounds at The Haughs Turriff and if they are unable to come along they should dig deep make a contribution to the charity via the organisers web page at justgiving/fireworksagainstcancer, or make the effort to come along and have a go on the prize rich tombola.

UCAN, who secured the first robotic surgery machine in Scotland and based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is an important local charity and depends on contributions to fund the important work of supporting cancer patients and their families.

Further details can be found at ucanaberdeen.com.

It's not too late to get involved and sponsors and helpers can contact the organisers at fireworksagainstcancer.org and donations for the Tombola stall are also welcomed.

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