How you can watch fireworks at Dunorlan Park
by William Mata | 25th October 2018
The Dunorlan Park Fireworks display is back with a bang with 12,000 expected to attend the 61st edition.
Organising group Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table is hoping to raise thousands for good causes with the spectacle, held on Saturday [November 3].
Andrew Mockford, committee member, said: "We’re committed to giving the people of Tunbridge Wells and beyond a great value evening of entertainment, whilst enabling them to give something back to the local community.
“It’s because of their generosity that an event like ours continues from strength to strength.”
Fireworks begin from 7pm, but doors open from 5.30pm with a funfair. Local DJ Andy Walker will be presenting over the loud speaker.
There will also be stalls selling food and drink, including Eat the Farm – a street food vendor made famous in Channel 4 television programme Sunday Brunch.
Nourish Community Foodbank, an organisation which helps prevent families in Tunbridge Wells and south Tonbridge from going hungry, will be among the charities to benefit with collections to be gathered at the end.
Last year more than £30,000 was raised from the event, through ticket sales and donations, which was shared between 33 good causes.
Charities are invited to approach the Round Table for funding for their project, with giveaways set to be presented in a function next year.
Round Table Chairman Kim Hartlev said: “Over the past year, we’ve seen a wide range of requests for funding.
“We’re extremely grateful for the public’s continuing support, to help us fulfil these.
“As we approach our 61st fireworks display, we continue striving to improve things to ensure the event’s future success.”
The event is sponsored for the fifth successive year by Buss Murton Law.
Tickets are £6 and £4 for adults and children respectively in advance, or £8 and £5 on the day. They are also being sold in Fiveways in Tunbridge Wells on the day of the event.
To find out more, visit rtwrt.org
Wheels roll for Round Table
SINCE holding the first Dunorlan Park Fireworks display in 1957, Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table has raised hundreds of thousands for charities.
A recent beneficiary is ten-year-old Fenton Clark-Thomas, who has life limiting quadriplegic cerebral palsy and severe refractory epilepsy.
But despite his illness, he loves being outdoors. His mother Sharon Clark approached the Round Table for support earlier this year.
The organisation used money raised in last year’s fireworks display to provide money for a trike – a specialist piece of apparatus to help Fenton explore the countryside.
Sharon said: “If it wasn’t for the kind support and donation from the amazing people at the Round Table, the specially adapted trike that my son is now the proud owner of would still be a dream rather than the reality it is.”