THE Malmesbury bonfire and fireworks night was a huge success, following much doubt as to whether it would go ahead.

The event made a profit of £3,500 and, after the 51 per cent donation to The Fire Fighters Charity who had helped with the event, £1,715 is left to be distributed to local good causes.

People are encouraged to email their application for funding to for consideration.

Keith Maslin was one of the organisers of the event. He said: “On behalf of the Malmesbury Firework Committee, I am delighted to report that the recent bonfire and fireworks event was a major success.

“Many thanks once more to all those that both supported and attended, and we look forward to putting on an even better event for you all next year.”