Fireworks to fizz bang and sparkle over Swanpool

Falmouth Packet: Fireworks to fizz bang and sparkle over Swanpool Fireworks to fizz bang and sparkle over Swanpool

This year’s free firework display at Swanpool Beach will be in support of breast cancer research and care.

Taking place on Friday, September 20, the fireworks will be let off by the Cornish Fireworks Co from a barge floating off the beach and are promised to be a “spectacular display” to wow the crowds.

On the beach and at Hooked on the Rocks (formerly known as Indaba on the Beach) Swamp Circus will be performing circus skills, including fire throwing and juggling.

The Swanpool Fun Bouncer on the beach will also be open for children to burn up energy. All the activities will start at approximately 6.30pm and the fireworks will begin when darkness falls.

Members of Pink Wig Events will be collecting for Breast Cancer Campaign and local breast cancer causes, with any money raised going towards research into earlier diagnosis and better treatments. Some will also go to St Michael’s Hospital at Hayle, where breast surgery is routinely undertaken.

The beach car park will be open, with a donation from the takings to be made to the campaign.

Sally Hicks-Wood, from Pink Wig Events, told the Packet: “We are delighted that the fireworks are in aid of breast cancer this year.

“Our Pink Wig collectors will be out in force on the evening and we hope to raise much needed funds.

“The people of Falmouth have taken our cause to heart and I’m sure this event will be no different. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Swanpool Beach café will be open throughout the evening serving hot food, drinks and ice creams, and Hooked on the Rocks will be serving bouillabaisse and focaccia bread from its terrace, in addition to its all its usual restaurant meals.

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9:27pm Fri 13 Sep 13

victoriameldrew says...

I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!!
I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!! victoriameldrew

10:19pm Sat 14 Sep 13

AnnaKitanna says...

The pink movement, raising breast cancer awareness, and the medical establishment continue to talk about "risk factors" of breast cancer and claim to wanting to "find a cure." Yet, science has known for a long time that the major CAUSE of the disease is medical x-rays (read the book "The Mammogram Myth: The Independent Investigation Of Mammography The Medical Profession Doesn't Want You To Know About" by Rolf Hefti). The public at large is being fed mostly misinformation about breast cancer and screening, harming unsuspecting women on a massive scale.
The pink movement, raising breast cancer awareness, and the medical establishment continue to talk about "risk factors" of breast cancer and claim to wanting to "find a cure." Yet, science has known for a long time that the major CAUSE of the disease is medical x-rays (read the book "The Mammogram Myth: The Independent Investigation Of Mammography The Medical Profession Doesn't Want You To Know About" by Rolf Hefti). The public at large is being fed mostly misinformation about breast cancer and screening, harming unsuspecting women on a massive scale. AnnaKitanna

6:15pm Sun 15 Sep 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I disagree: "the major cause of the disease is medical x-rays". Several of those I personally know of currently, that were unfortunate enough to have been touched by breast cancer in the past, never previously had a mammogram, they are of the older generation, (before screening was introduced)
Any money raised for any cancer research is a good thing.

Regarding the aspect of a firework display, maybe this is something that could be taken up with the organisers of the event, perhaps in future it could be held on Nov 5th, in order to synchronise inconvenience for animal owners and limit any distress caused, to one night a year.
I disagree: "the major cause of the disease is medical x-rays". Several of those I personally know of currently, that were unfortunate enough to have been touched by breast cancer in the past, never previously had a mammogram, they are of the older generation, (before screening was introduced) Any money raised for any cancer research is a good thing. Regarding the aspect of a firework display, maybe this is something that could be taken up with the organisers of the event, perhaps in future it could be held on Nov 5th, in order to synchronise inconvenience for animal owners and limit any distress caused, to one night a year. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:46pm Sun 15 Sep 13

molesworth says...

victoriameldrew wrote:
I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!!
You know exactly when this will happen so you could take your dog elsewhere for the evening or turn up Wagner to 11 or get some dog ear muffs. To complain about this splendid money raising event that will be enjoyed by hundreds because of a nervous dog doesn't make sense. I can't stand brass bands and the noise they make drives me mad but I appreciate other people do so I don't complain, even when we are now giving Pendennis Brass money to continue blowing through tubes and hitting drums.
I have sympathy for you when you have no warning about the many wonderful firework displays that some of us are lucky enough to enjoy if we nip outside in time to see.
[quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!![/p][/quote]You know exactly when this will happen so you could take your dog elsewhere for the evening or turn up Wagner to 11 or get some dog ear muffs. To complain about this splendid money raising event that will be enjoyed by hundreds because of a nervous dog doesn't make sense. I can't stand brass bands and the noise they make drives me mad but I appreciate other people do so I don't complain, even when we are now giving Pendennis Brass money to continue blowing through tubes and hitting drums. I have sympathy for you when you have no warning about the many wonderful firework displays that some of us are lucky enough to enjoy if we nip outside in time to see. molesworth

9:32am Mon 16 Sep 13

victoriameldrew says...

molesworth wrote:
victoriameldrew wrote:
I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!!
You know exactly when this will happen so you could take your dog elsewhere for the evening or turn up Wagner to 11 or get some dog ear muffs. To complain about this splendid money raising event that will be enjoyed by hundreds because of a nervous dog doesn't make sense. I can't stand brass bands and the noise they make drives me mad but I appreciate other people do so I don't complain, even when we are now giving Pendennis Brass money to continue blowing through tubes and hitting drums.
I have sympathy for you when you have no warning about the many wonderful firework displays that some of us are lucky enough to enjoy if we nip outside in time to see.
so where do you suggest I go at 10 in the evening? and why should I and all the other dog/cat owners who maybe don't drive?
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: I for one will be praying for high winds and rain next week and for every time they reschedule this event. As a pet owner, whose dog is absolutely petrified of fireworks, thunder and any loud noise, I wish these blasted things could be banned totally. Its bad enough having to endure November 5th but it seems these days we have to 'celebrate' anything with a firework display - a visit to the vet for some sedation is on the cards which is not an ideal solution. Thanks for that yet again!!![/p][/quote]You know exactly when this will happen so you could take your dog elsewhere for the evening or turn up Wagner to 11 or get some dog ear muffs. To complain about this splendid money raising event that will be enjoyed by hundreds because of a nervous dog doesn't make sense. I can't stand brass bands and the noise they make drives me mad but I appreciate other people do so I don't complain, even when we are now giving Pendennis Brass money to continue blowing through tubes and hitting drums. I have sympathy for you when you have no warning about the many wonderful firework displays that some of us are lucky enough to enjoy if we nip outside in time to see.[/p][/quote]so where do you suggest I go at 10 in the evening? and why should I and all the other dog/cat owners who maybe don't drive? victoriameldrew

5:10pm Mon 16 Sep 13

molesworth says...

Would you really want to stop want this charity fund raising event happening because of your pet's sensitivity? Is that reasonable?
Fiirework displays usually only last 20 minutes.
I understand that it's a pain for you but life doesn't always go the way you want it. I do have sympathy but...
Would you really want to stop want this charity fund raising event happening because of your pet's sensitivity? Is that reasonable? Fiirework displays usually only last 20 minutes. I understand that it's a pain for you but life doesn't always go the way you want it. I do have sympathy but... molesworth

6:49pm Mon 16 Sep 13

sweetierock says...

I really enjoy the firework shows in Falmouth, and it's good that it in aid of raising money for a charity. For all animal owners out there, I work at a vets and you can buy Feliway for cats, and Adaptil for dogs - these are natural pheromones that are released via a diffuser or a spray, and calm the animals down when they are stressed or scared, as it reminds them of the smell of their mothers when they were kittens/ puppies. You could try those?
I really enjoy the firework shows in Falmouth, and it's good that it in aid of raising money for a charity. For all animal owners out there, I work at a vets and you can buy Feliway for cats, and Adaptil for dogs - these are natural pheromones that are released via a diffuser or a spray, and calm the animals down when they are stressed or scared, as it reminds them of the smell of their mothers when they were kittens/ puppies. You could try those? sweetierock

7:18pm Mon 16 Sep 13

juwhite says...

I have pets who hate fireworks but as this is for a worthwhile charity and I know when it is I use distraction techniques eg turning up the tv, lots of cuddles and few treats. I also put them in the room where the noise is likely to be less. It's the ones for no good reason I hate. Hope lots is raised. I do sympathise Victoria but you are not alone think of young children as well who find the noise too much but we do know when it is taking place.
I have pets who hate fireworks but as this is for a worthwhile charity and I know when it is I use distraction techniques eg turning up the tv, lots of cuddles and few treats. I also put them in the room where the noise is likely to be less. It's the ones for no good reason I hate. Hope lots is raised. I do sympathise Victoria but you are not alone think of young children as well who find the noise too much but we do know when it is taking place. juwhite

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