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Charities presented with bonfire donations


Local charities came together at Deeside Fire Station last night to receive a total of £5,600, raised during the annual bonfire and fireworks display on the 5th of November 2017.


Charities who received the donations included DAFFODILS, Eye 2 Eye, , Plymouth Street Friday Club, Shotton Embroidery Club, Shotton Community Association, Ewloe over 50s forum, Manley Court Tenants Association, St John’s Ambulance, Mental Health UK, Ysgol Pen Coch, Flintshire CAB, Deeside Roundtable, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH UK), Hawarden Lodge 6140 and The Fire Fighters Charity.


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


Ian Werner, Watch Manager, Green Watch 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 all the representatives for coming along to receive the donations.


"I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped with the organisation of the event and during the display, especially North Wales Police and Flintshire County Council. We are proud to be working with the residents of North Wales to keep them as safe as possible, and seeing the money going back into the community makes all the organisation and hard work worthwhile.”


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