Sparks will fly to keep GNAAS airborne


FIREWORKS and ice cream will be the order of the day when a popular parlour hosts a fundraising bonfire night. Sue Archer, of Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream at Walworth Gate, near Darlington, decided to organise the event as a result of bonfire nights in neighbouring towns and villages being axed. The business is supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) at the ticket-only event. Mrs Archer said: “We wanted to support the local community while helping a life-saving charity.

FIREWORKS and ice cream will be the order of the day when a popular parlour hosts a fundraising bonfire night.

Sue Archer, of Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream at Walworth Gate, near Darlington, decided to organise the event as a result of bonfire nights in neighbouring towns and villages being axed.

The business is supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) at the ticket-only event.

Mrs Archer said: “We wanted to support the local community while helping a life-saving charity. There have been a few local displays cancelled in recent years, so we are hoping for a good turnout.

“It’s the first time we’ve held such an event but we are sure it will be a great success.”

The event will take place on Saturday 2nd November, with the bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7pm.

There will be a barbecue, jacket potatoes and soup on sale, as well a late-night opening of the cafe for those fancying an ice cream or hot drink.

Ruth Davey, of GNAAS, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating bonfire night with all at Archer’s.

“The money raised will go directly to supporting our air ambulances and keeping them flying life-saving missions.”

One thousand tickets are now on sale and are expected to sell-out. Ticket prices are £4 for adults, £2 for children, free for under 5s and £10 for a family ticket, which includes two adults and two children.

Tickets must be bought by 31st October and are available at Archer’s, by phone on 01325-300336 or through the GNAAS website by clicking here. 

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