Giant county school guy set to sparkle at fireworks spectacular

A team of Leicestershire schoolchildren have created an incredible sci-fi giant guy to top the bonfire at our fireworks spectacular at Leicester Racecourse this weekend.

Pupils at the Stoneygate School in Great Glen have spent the last few weeks planning and creating giant guy, who will take pride of place on the huge bonfire this Saturday (3 November). 

It is hoped the showpiece, known as Zog, will help raise over £50,000 to help support youngsters at our hospice.

David Palmer, Stoneygate’s Head of Maths, said: “Once again, we are delighted to be supporting Rainbows. Zog, whose name was chosen by Mia in Year 7, was designed by Kaobi in Year 6 and was a lot of fun to make. It is a great project for the children and it also helps them to understand what an important local charity Rainbows is.”

Vicki Brunt, Rainbows Event Fundraiser, said: “The children work so hard on the guy and it is wonderful to have their support. On behalf of everyone at Rainbows, I would like to thank all those at the school who were involved in creating this masterpiece.”

Gates open at 5.30pm ahead of two firework displays, one is child friendly with less big bangs, and a huge bonfire. There will also be food, bars, stalls and a funfair.

Tickets in advance are £6.50 or £25 for a family ticket. Children under four are free. On the night, tickets cost £10 or £35 for a family ticket. Tickets are available from the hospice now or our shops in Loughborough, Blaby, and Market Harborough until 5pm on Friday 2 November. Advance tickets can also be bought at The Racecourse until 12noon on Saturday 3 November. 

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