Bonfire Night fireworks at popular Snetterton race circuit to raise vital funds for children’s hospices
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The Bonfire Night 2017 celebration at Snetterton race circuit will raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).
Fireworks at one of the country's top racing circuits will lead to a boom in fundraising for the region's leading children's hospice.
Snetterton race circuit is donating all profits from its upcoming fireworks celebration to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), which provides support and hospice care for children with terminal or life-threatening conditions across East Anglia.
MORE: Charity ride raises more than £23,000 for EACHThe family event on Sunday, November 5 will include family entertainment off the track including car displays, the live band Night Train playing in Tyrell's Restaurant, bouncy castles, an adventure playground and local arts and crafts.MORE: Disabled children from Norfolk and Suffolk meet Team BRIT at Snetterton CircuitHowever there is also plenty of on-track action throughout the afternoon on both the 100 and 200 circuits, with passenger laps in rally and test cars plus a cycle ride involving around 500 bikes. A small charge will apply.
The spectacular fireworks display will take to the skies at 6pm, with fantastic views from vantage points across the circuit.
Money raised will help to pay for a variety of EACH services for children and their families, including physiotherapy, specialist play, music therapy and end-of-life care.
WATCH: Racing drivers train to become World Champions at Snetterton in this video from 1959EACH fundraiser Sophie Mayes said: 'We're delighted to be benefiting from this Snetterton fundraiser and encourage people to go along to what sounds like a very exciting event.
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'By doing so, you'll be giving to a charity that cares for more than 360 children with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families.
'We have to generate more than £5m from fundraising every year in order to deliver our vital service, so support from events like this is crucial.'
MORE: Wymondham man is launching a new access-for-all motor sport charityCircuit manager Jamie Hopper said: 'This is a real family event so we decided to help a local charity that supports families at the most difficult time in their lives, when children are terminally ill and need a great deal of care.
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'Admission is only £5 and children under 13 are free, so come and celebrate fireworks night with us and support a really worthwhile cause.'
Gates open at 2pm and close at 7.30pm, with bonfire night-themed food and drink available throughout.
Night Train will play two one-hour sets in Tyrells at 4.45pm and 6.20pm.
Entry for the cycle ride is £5 and circuit laps are also £5 per person. Admission is £5 on the gate or advance print-at-home tickets can be booked here.