Southport Hesketh Roundtable presented a cheque for £250 to the pupils of Year 3 at ST Patricks school, Southport, as winners of the “Build a Guy” competition at their Fireworks and Bonfire Event. The event held in Victoria Park on the 5th November 2011 raised £18,000 for “Help for Heroes”.
Table Chairman Charlie Openshaw said “ The competition was open to all the primary schools in the Southport area, with the prize of best Guy being £250 and the honour of having their guy at the top of the huge bonfire on the night. The boys and girls from year three at St Patricks entered two guys and they were both absolutely fantastic, so we decided that they were both winners. A big well done to all the boys and girls at ST Patricks who won the competition and a big thanks you to them as well for helping us to raise all the money for “Help for Heroes”.
“It’s great to see the all the boys and girls from our local schools helping raise money for charities. The pupils from ST Patricks really worked hard to produce the winning Guys and I’m just sorry that all the other schools didn’t win. But we’ll be doing it again this year so start building now!”
Gary Bevin, Headmaster of St Patricks said “The boys and girls from year 3 were so determined to help Roundtable raise money for “Help for Heroes”. All the children worked so hard and with such determination to win the competition and they all cheered as the bonfire was lit with their guys on top. Well done to all the boys and girls in Year 3 – I’m very proud of you”.
Roundtable have already began the planning of this year’s event and Bonfire Chairman David Dickinson added “Every year we try to build the event, make it bigger and better, and more enjoyable for the people of Southport. In the last five years we’ve raised over £150,000 for good causes, and the event has now become the largest and best attended Bonfire and Fireworks display in Merseyside. A big thank you to everyone who comes along on the night and supports us.