Teamwork makes fireworks brilliant
OVER the past week, thousands of us have enjoyed fireworks at organised displays.
Safe, set to music, fun and with some impressive pyrotechnics, the displays are family-friendly and raise thousands for charities.
And the vast majority are run and organised purely by volunteers. They are so slick and well organised you’d rarely know.
On Saturday night, that organisation and professionalism was shown when tempers were frayed and patience tested.
The last-minute cancellation of Wokingham town’s firework display and torchlit procession was heartbreaking. It was unavoidable: a gas leak next to a field full of fireworks? Of course you can’t take the risk.
Working quickly and efficiently, the volunteers gave up even more of their free time to ensure that the people were told and the display went ahead on Sunday night instead.
While it’s sad to lose out on the torchlit procession, the sheer brilliance of the display, and funfair, at Cantley more than made up for it.
The team deserve a massive pat on the back for their sterling efforts: you all did Wokingham proud.