‘Great Value For Money, Fantastic Event, Superb, We all had a wonderful time despite the rain’…………….just a summary of the feedback from the 1,100 adults & children attending the Fire Works at The Belmont last Thursday evening.

After a very wet & windy afternoon and having reviewed & delayed the confirmation of the commencement of the event, to hold the Fire Works was the right decision and vindicated the efforts of the football club officials in ensuring that despite the rain all went off well.

Boys from nearby Tankerton Youth FC started the proceedings with a junior football match and penalty shoot in horrendous conditions, cheered on by the growing and very wet crowd.

The Whitstable Carnival Court & chaperones provided the beauty helping to generate club funds with an awful lot of pocket money won by one young man in the clubs 50 / 50 draw – the winning ticket number claimed was 4851.

Thanet based Viking Fire Works who have built and provided the display now for a number of years once again came through the turbulent conditions having worked tirelessly with the Club Chairman and Safety Officer to whom much thanks must go; despite the continuous rain the wind didn’t dampen proceedings as it did last year enabling Viking Fire Works to once again provide a fantastic array of colours with the usual big bangs and sighs from the crowd.

In terms of attendance given such a poor evening it was an overwhelming success; just think what might have been and how many might have turned out had it been a mild and clear Novembers evening.

Chairman Gary Johnson added, ‘the event was a terrific success given the inclement weather, the Club is grateful for the support of the Community in turning out on such a terrible evening and I would personally like to thank all those volunteers that helped before, during and since the evening with the clean up…….please, please come back to The Belmont next Saturday when we entertain Three Bridges; if we have the support for a league game that we had on Thursday evening then I’m sure the footballing spirits would be lifted’.