CHARITIES in and around Bury St Edmunds have benefited from the annual firework display staged in the Abbey Gardens by Bury St Edmunds Round Table.
At a presentation last Wednesday, representatives from a range of charities received donations from the organisation.
These included Howard Middle School, which received £400 towards new PE kit, Bury’s Women’s Refuge, which received £250 for IT equipment, a donation to Bury Sea Cadets of £500 towards a new boat and a donation of £250 to the Self Centre to help start up the Self Sanctuary Foundation.
St Nicholas Hospice Care and Macmillan Cancer Support also received donations.
A donation of £2,000 also helped provide a new wheelchair for Laura Smith, who has a brain tumour.
Julian Swan, chairman of the round table, said some of the donations were to organisations which had donated help on the firework night, including St John Ambulance and Abbey Rotary.
Around £6,000 was given to charities from the firework event which draws thousands to the Abbey Gardens for a fun filled evening of spectacle-