In pictures: Link Foundation fireworks and fun raise cash for charity

In pictures: Link Foundation fireworks and fun raise cash for charity

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Lucy Elder

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In pictures: Link Foundation fireworks and fun raise cash for charity

Exploding displays of colour lit up the night sky at the annual Link Foundation fireworks and fun evening in Maidenhead.

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Held at Maidenhead United FC ground in York Road, the busy event raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Chairwoman of the charity, Una Loughrey, said about 1,900 people came through the gates – one of the biggest crowds the annual event has had to date.

"It was fantastic, they were really fabulous," she said.

"It all came together beautifully."

All ages came out to enjoy the spectacular display and enjoy other treats the evening had to offer.

There was a bouncy castle, chocolate fountain, mulled wine and a funfair as well as the pyrotechnics.

The event sold out of glowsticks on the evening and Una ended up giving her one away to a little boy who had missed out.

About £4,000 was raised for the Maidenhead-based charity, which provides grants to disadvantaged children for toys and basic essentials such as food and clothing.

The poor forecast did not worry the organisers too much as Una remembered in previous years they have held the event when the pitch was flooded.

"We always have them come rain or shine," she added.

"Unless it is a danger, we will always have the fireworks."

She added she would like to thank the 30 volunteers who made the event possible.

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