Falmouth firefighters will once again be lighting up the skies above the town on November 5 with their annual fireworks display and are now looking for local charities and good causes who would like a share of the proceeds.

The firefighters social and welfare club, and members of Falmouth Cricket Club will be hosting this year’s event which will take place at the cricket ground off Trescobeas Road and will see £7,500 worth of fireworks being let off to music.

"This is guaranteed to be one of the largest displays in the county with a very explosive line up of fireworks," said show organiser firefighter Giles Kent. "This is one the largest and most expensive displays we have put on.

"Gates will open at 6pm for a 7pm start, I would encourage people to get there in good time, as huge crowds arriving at 7pm make it very difficult for us to get everyone into the ground on time. Also there is no car parking on site at this event, so please allow for this in advance."

Pirate FM will provide the entertainment and and there will be stalls selling hotdogs, burgers, a hog roast and doughnuts, among other refreshments. There will also be a children’s fairground ride.

"Come and join us and enjoy this very special evening," added Giles. "Entry will remain at £4 for adults and £2 for children - children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian."

Local charities and bonafide good causes are invited to apply to be considered for a share of the proceeds. A small proportion of any proceeds will go to support the activities of the firefighters' social and welfare club, including the costs of hosting this firework event.

"Thanks to the community's continued support for the event, last year’s event raised over £8,000 that we were able to share among local charities and good causes," said Giles. "We invite applications from community groups and charities, in writing, to the social and welfare club at Falmouth Fire Station."