By Craig Gamble (@craig_gamble93)
Ayrshire’s biggest fireworks display will once again light up the skies of Ayr this November, thanks to the Buy Malcolm Sargent House Appeal.
The popular event, which was cancelled four years ago by South Ayrshire Council due to a lack of funding, will take place on Thursday 3rd November at Ayr Racecourse.
It will now be organised by the BUYMSH Appeal, which was set up to keep the respite holiday home in Prestwick open by building a new 21st century facility.
The Malcolm Sargent House, named after the British musician and conductor, was opened in 1989 and had since been providing a vital holiday home service to children, young people and families from all over the UK who are suffering from cancer.
It became part of CLIC Sargent’s holiday service when charities Malcolm Sargent Cancer Care for Children and CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) merged in 2005.
CLIC Sargent have now decided to shut the one-of-a-kind holiday home and sell the land, with the aim of the BUYMSH appeal being to buy it and return the home to the community.
The family fun night at the Racecourse is just one of the upcoming fundraising events BUYMSH is hosting, and will involve hot food stalls, a carnival, and finish with the fireworks display.
Pre-paid tickets for the event are priced at £5 or £6.50 at the door with all proceeds gained on the night going towards the appeal. Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks will be set off at 8pm.
BUYMSH are currently £44,475 towards their £200,000 target.