The traditional Friday evening fireworks display at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2012. Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Questions & Answers
Q: Is there is a long-term solution in place to support the future funding of the traditional Cowes Week fireworks display?
A: A new body has been established to secure funds for the iconic fireworks display in the long term - Cowes Fireworks Committee. Although the display was financially secure for 2012, it is not guaranteed in future years although, with the creation of the new committee, there is a long-term plan in place for securing funds.
Q: Who is the “Cowes Fireworks Committee”?
A: The founding members of the newly-formed Cowes Fireworks Committee are Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (a charitable organisation whose prime objective is to rejuvenate Cowes Waterfront), regatta organisers Cowes Week Limited, and the Isle of Wight Council. The chosen fireworks company will also be co-opted onto the Committee.
Q: Do people still need to donate?
A: Yes. Donations from individuals and organisations who enjoy or benefit from the display are strongly encouraged, particularly from those who have previously pledged their support. Donations can be made securely online with PayPal here or in person at the Regatta Centre in Cowes.
Q: What if more money is raised than is needed?
A: Any surplus funds from 2012 will provide a head-start for the 2013 display – this will be an important aspect of sustaining the display in the long-term.
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