Charity fireworks display ready to light the skies in honour of sick children - The Solihull Observer

Charity fireworks display ready to light the skies in honour of sick children

Solihull Editorial 13th Oct, 2023   0

FIREWORKS are set to light up Solihull’s skies in honour of sick children.

Matt’s Mission Children’s Charity is hosting a bonfire and fireworks evening at Highgate United in Shirley to raise funds for the charity’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

The appeal aims to bring Christmas glowing smiles for hundreds of sick children and their families spending the festive season in hospital or a hospice.

The bonfire will be lit at the Tythe Barn Lane ground at 6.30pm on November 3 and there will be two firework displays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

There will also be a torch light show to remember the children the charity has supported over the years and have died.

There will be plenty on offer throughout the evening including a funfair, face painting, stilts and fire acts and a DJ and disco.

Characters such as Storm Troopers and Marvel and Princess are also on the guest list.

Matt Denning, who is usually seen dressed as Captain America outside of Barnardo’s in Solihull, says tickets should be bought in advance and no tickets will be available on the evening.

started up the charity in 2011 after his Grandad was diagnosed with cancer he raised funds for the hospital and met a sick child and he continues to support sick children and those with complex needs.

Over the years Matt has raised more than £300,000 and has used this money taking children to Lapland at Christmas times, Disney Land and he has bought a caravan holiday home in Skegness for families to go for respite.

Matt has raised funds by taking on mountain climbs, marathons and sky dives.

Parking will not be available at the ground.

There is parking nearby with limited disabled spaces.

For more or to buy tickets click here.


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