Last week Sussex Cricket handed over a donation of £5,000 to the Shoreham Air Show Fund, following the return of Fireworks Night to Hove.
Fireworks were able to return to Hove last November and it was decided the event would be raising money for the Shoreham Air Show Fund, following the tragic events of August 2015.
The Shoreham Air Show Fund is managed by Sussex Community Foundation, which raises funds for and gives grants to charities and community groups across Sussex. The public, companies and others across Sussex have already raised approximately £185,000 for the families affected by the Shoreham disaster.
Despite desperately poor weather on the evening, Fireworks Night was still attended by over 4,500 people, who witnessed a fantastically enhanced pyrotechnic display from Aurora Fireworks, and the crowds were also treated to music from former X-Factor finalists Rough Copy, and solo artist Laura Comfort.
Parafix’s donation of £5,000 was presented to Miranda Kemp of Sussex Community Foundation by Sussex’s Shoreham-born left-arm seamer Lewis Hatchett, and Michael Punter, Managing Director of Parafix.
Kevin Richmond, Chief Executive of Sussex Community Foundation, said of the donation, “We congratulate everyone for making the event a success in such difficult conditions. We are very grateful to Sussex Cricket and Parafix for their donation to the Shoreham Air Show Fund. The terrible crash has affected many people and we will make sure that the funds raised go to help those most in need of support.”
Michael Punter said, “The Shoreham Air Show Fund is a well deserving charity and one very close to all of our hearts at Parafix. We hope the charity continues to attract support for those affected by this tragic event. Thanks to all at Sussex Cricket for putting on a well organised and impressive display.”
Sussex’s Business Relationship Manager Tony Cottey added, “It is entirely appropriate that we were able to raise money for the Shoreham Air Show Fund and we are delighted that we were supported by Mike Punter and all at Parafix for this event.”