Dunorlan Park fireworks receives major boost thanks to new sponsor

Dunorlan Park fireworks are back with a bang, with tickets now on sale for Tunbridge Wells’ annual display this November.

The event, which is put on by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table is sponsored this year for the first time by Dandara housebuilders. It is the single biggest event in the town, attracting more than 10,000 visitors. This year the fireworks will take place on Saturday November 4 at 7pm.

Chairman of the Tunbridge Wells Round Table, Ken Fry said: “We are delighted that the fireworks are back with a bang for our 66th year.

“This is one of the flagship events held in the town every year and we are delighted to light up the skies over Tunbridge Wells whilst raising thousands of pounds for local charities. As the most significant charitable event our town hosts, we’re eagerly anticipating the return of our community to a spectacular display, made possible with the help of Dandara’s generous support.”

He also added that ticket prices will not go up this year. “We totally acknowledge the cost-of-living challenges and the pressure this is having on us all, so despite increased costs across the board, we have kept our ticket prices flat this year.

“We want everyone to have a great time and encourage people to buy their tickets early.”

Advance tickets are priced at £10 per adult and £6 for children with under-fives going free. There are also a variety of differently-priced family tickets available to purchase.

The Dunorlan fireworks show has been running in Tunbridge Wells since 1957, and this year the organisers expect to see up to 12,000 people attend.

Last year, the display raised more than £30,000 for good causes and like previous years, proceeds from the event will go to local charities. Beneficiaries are announced after the event has taken place.

The Round Table assists with a range of charitable events in the town, including the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, The Mela held in Calverley Grounds and Local & Live. Alongside the fireworks, the group run the food donation event for Nourish Foodbank’s Santa Sleigh, which will be on from December 10 to 17 with a new route through Rusthall added this year.

Dandara has also given £2,000 worth of sponsorship to ensure that the display for 2023 is the biggest and best yet.

Stuart Galloway, Head of Sales at Dandara South East, said: “When we had the chance to support our community’s beloved fireworks display, we couldn’t resist getting involved. This event is cherished by the community, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it, helping to raise vital funds for local charities. We’re looking forward to a fantastic evening, and we hope to see as many people there as possible!”

Tickets can be purchased now at: rtwrt.org or by the Millennium Clock at Five Ways between 10am and 4pm on 21st and 28th October. Tickets can also be bought on the gate.

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