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Charities presented with bonfire donations


Local charities came together in Shotton last night to receive a total of £4,500, raised during the annual bonfire and fireworks display on the 5th of November.

Charities who received the donations included Baby Grow Appeal, Radio Deeside, Deeside Hospital, Flint Lifeboat, Melrose Centre, Chatterboxes, 1st Shotton Brownies, Eye 2 Eye, Connah's Quay Bowling Club, MacMillan Cancer Support, Shotton Community Association, Rhys's Road to Recovery, Communities First Responders, Manley Court TA, Plymouth Street Friday Club, Ewloe Over 50s Forum, St John Ambulance, Connah's Quay Tigers, Toy Box for Superkids, Deeside Dragons, Deeside Silver Band, The Fire Fighters Charity, Hawarden Rangers Junior Football Club, North Wales Crusaders, Hawarden Air Cadets, Flintshire Deaf Children's Society, Daffodils and DangerPoint.

Simon Smith, Chief Fire Officer for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service presented the cheques to representatives of the various charities.

Nigel Sephton, Deeside firefighter and one of the organisers of the event, said: "The turn out for this year's fireworks display was great and I would like to thank each and every person attending for making it possible for us to donate to these worthy charities.

"It was a pleasure to see the charities receiving their cheques from Simon Smith, our Chief Fire Officer. I would like to thank Deeside Silver Band for playing during the presentation, and all the representatives for coming along to receive the donations.

"We are proud to be working with the residents ofNorth Walesto keep them as safe as possible, and seeing the money going back into the community makes all the organisation and hard work worthwhile.

"North Wales Fire and Rescue Service offer free home fire safety checks for all residents in North Wales. To register, phone 0800 169 1234, e-mail or visit"



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