Breaking: Christmas Fireworks cancelled, money to go towards bushfire appeal
"give the money to something worth while"
Editor / November 14 2019
Moreton Bay region council have today announced the cancellation of their planned fireworks displays.
The four planned events have been cancelled in support of the bushfire disaster which is currently still out of control through much of the state.
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The announcement was made via a Facebook announcement.
"Accordingly, due to the declared state of emergency and ongoing dry conditions, we have made the decision to cancel fireworks planned for the Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region program.
"To support communities impacted by fire, event organisers will make a donation to the Queensland’s Bushfire Appeal and donation points will be available at Christmas Carol events for residents wishing to provide their support", said the statement.
List of cancelled fireworks:
- Caboolture Christmas Carols – Sun 24th Nov
- North Lakes Christmas Carols – Sun 1st Dec
- Scarborough Christmas Carols – Sun 8th Dec
- Pine Rivers Christmas Carols – Sun 15th Dec
The councils decision to cancel planned fireworks has had a huge amount of online support.
"A Council with commonsense!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!", commented one on Facebook.
"Awesome idea.Nationwide, All councils should follow and also donate to farmers", said another.
At this stage Moreton Bay is the only confirmed council to boldy cancel fireworks in support of bushfire victims.
Do you agree with the decision?
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.