A record crowd was thrilled by the display organised by Ross Lions Club in the grounds of The Chase Hotel enjoying the Annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Saturday. November 5th. First estimates show that a record crowd of around 2,000 came to the event organised by Ross-on-Wye Lions Club.

The weather was perfect, although a little cold, but it wasn’t long before the heat from the bonfire warmed up those who were a bit chilly.

Ross Mohawk Cubs started the proceedings with their torchlight procession, after which the bonfire was lit by Lions Club members. Led by Darren on the mic, everyone joined in the countdown to the fireworks which indicated the start of a 20 minute display of light and colour. The teenage members of Ross Youth Lions, the Leo Club, ran their own charity fundraising project and sold light-sticks and novelties. Just like the Lions they hope to have raised lots of money which will be donated to local charities and good causes.

Ross Lions Club is an organisation of local people who volunteer together in order to benefit their local community and give something back. Anyone who would like to volunteer locally is welcome to get in touch and talk to members, without obligation, by phoning 0945 833 5786 or via the contact form at www.rossonwyelions.org. Also get in touch if you know of anyone who could do with a little extra help either with everyday life or who needs help with a community-based project and Lions will see what they can do to help.

Although members of the Lions Club organised the Bonfire Night event, it could not have happened without the help of many local volunteers, too many to name.

President of Ross Lions, Fiona, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help to run this event for the community. Ross Lions are extremely pleased that everything went so well and that so many people gave us their support.”