Ampthill fireworks is an annual community fireworks display held in Ampthill Great Park, run on a not-for-profit basis with any remaining funds from the event been distributed to local charities. Last year we were able to return almost £15,000 back to the community. And in 7 years we have now given back more than £130,000!
The display includes a pre-show of live music acts, fairground & amusements and various food concessions. The event caters for all ages and is family friendly with no alcohol or sparklers allowed in the park. Since 2011 the event has been managed by a core team of dedicated individuals. Last year 6000 people attended.
The Ampthill and District Lions decided that they were no longer able to organise the yearly Fireworks Display, so a small committee was formed in July 2011 to ensure the continuity of this popular Event. A few names have come and gone over the years, but the magic 8 below will be sure to deliver.
We are a non-profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers. However any spare monies raised will be put back into the local community, to continue organising local events.
Who are the committee?
Richard Benson – Chair person
Undertaking the massive task of setting up all aspects of the park so that its all set for our 6000+ guests. With full responsibility of managing the team and the event to ensure a safe and secure night for all those that attend.
Liz Perry – Sponsorship and Marketing
Recently retired and now happy to give her time to International charity work and Community events in Ampthill.
Yvonne Young – Admin & Concessions
Bringing a wealth of experience from her leading role of the very successful Ampthill Proms Committee and involvement with Ampthill Literary Festival.
Chris Hayes – Pre-Show Coordinator
You will know him from the Ampthill Festival, Ampthill Proms and also the Zonita Cinema. He is very experienced in putting on a good show.
Pat Sherry – Health and Safety
Part of the Ampthill Festival and Proms Committee and also busy helping at different events in the local community.
Lyn Palmer – Finance
Heading up our financial activity Lyn is involved with other local charities and raising monies for projects in Ampthill.
Daniel Young – eTicketing
Advising and implementing all things technical, digital.
Andrew Fletcher – Staffing and Security
A thorough planner and organiser with acute attention to detail. Safety is paramount to this man!
Chaz Perry – Volunteering
Sourcing a wonderful team of local volunteers to help make the night run as smooth as possible.