Cancelled: More fireworks display cash donated to bushfire appeal
"Assisting impacted communities is our number one priority"
Editor / December 07 2019
Shellharbour has joined Narellen and Moreton Bay in cancelling planned fireworks.
The $20,000 they were to spent on the display will be donated to bushfire and drought relief efforts.
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In a statement Shellharbour Club CEO Debbie Cosmos said: “Following the devastation experienced in other communities, it has been decided that the dangers posed by dry conditions across the state and the nearby areas of the Club far outweigh the experience of a fireworks display.”
In lieu of the fireworks display, Shellharbour Workers’ Club Ltd will donate $20,000 towards Bushfire and Drought Relief efforts including $10,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and $10,000 towards Litres for the Land Appeal which sees water transported to the bush and provided to farms and families that need it the most.
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Christmas in Narellen have announced that they will be cancelling planned Christmas fireworks.
"‼️🎆 FIREWORK Announcement 🎆‼️
In a joint decision with the organisers of Christmas in Narellan and our pyrotechnic supplier, Foti International, we have made the decision not to proceed with the fireworks display at Christmas in Narellan this year due to unfavourable conditions", read their statement.
"Instead, we wish to acknowledge the hard work of local fire fighters and will donate the money put aside for fireworks to the NSW Rural Fire Service! ❤️❤️🚒 ."
The south-west Sydney event will go ahead as planned, without the fireworks.
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.
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.
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.