Rain affects turn out at the Big Night Out

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Despite the rain thousands still turned up to Long Melford’s Big Night Out on Friday.

The Big Night Out is a fireworks display organised by Project 7 to support local charities and organisations.

As well as the fireworks there was a giant bonfire and a fun fair, with further profits made from food and drink stalls.

The event costs around £20,000 to put on but Andrew Hagger, administrator of the event, said he hoped to be able to donate as much as last year to good causes despite the rain.

“At the end of the day eight cub, scout and brownie groups will benefit as they helped us.”

The children volunteered by working at the entrance, as parking stewards, helping to build the bonfire and by litter picking.