More than £11k of fireworks set to light up the night sky

HOT FOOTING IT: Andrew Hagger, right, with charity staff.

HOT FOOTING IT: Andrew Hagger, right, with charity staff.

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Organisers of Long Melford’s Big Night Out are preparing to unleash £11,500 of fireworks during a spectacular display tomorrow night.

Set to the theme of Best of British, rockets and streamers will be let off over a 20-minute period, with music from the Rolling Stones, Queen and the Arctic Monkeys.

Andrew Hagger, from Project Seven, which organises the event at Melford Hall, said preparations were going to plan.

“We thought we might have some rough weather so we built the bonfire ahead of time and it is ready to go,” he said.

“The hall’s park has not been churned up too much and hopefully there should not be any problems.”

More than 7,000 people are expected to attend the display, where a Guy Fawkes – designed by pupils from Long Melford Primary School – will be set alight.

The event, which has been running for 45 years and includes fun fair rides, will also feature a new addition – weather permitting.

“We are hoping to put on a light show for the first time if conditions allow,” said Mr Hagger.

Before the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks start at 8pm, there will also be a firewalk taking place in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. This starts at 6.15pm.