Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Families enjoy charity bonfire

More than 200 visitors made their way to Camp Mohawk last Monday (November 4) for the annual bonfire and fireworks

More than 200 visitors made their way to Camp Mohawk last Monday (November 4) for the annual bonfire and fireworks display.

Families who use the Wargrave-based children’s charity, as well as village residents, were among those who attended to see the display at the centre in Highfield Road.

Hot food and drink was available on the night, and the bonfire was lit at 7pm before guests made their way to a nearby field to watch the fireworks.

The evening, which was sponsored by construction company Interserve, is expected to raise around £2,000 for the charity. The display was put on by Starfield Fireworks.

On Sunday (November 3), the charity also held a “quiet fireworks” display at 5.30pm for children with special needs who do not like loud noises, which was attended by more than 150 people.

Luke Jansen, centre manager at Camp Mohawk, said: “The display was absolutely spectacular and we had a fantastic turnout on the day. I think we are looking at a couple of thousand pounds raised, which we will probably use for other projects such as our Christmas party.

“It was such a good display this year, I think it was the best one I’ve seen in ten years here. I would like to say a big thank-you to Richard Bush who let us use his land.”

Keri McDowall, of Goodall Close, Henley, whose daughter goes to Camp Mohawk, said: “When she comes here she becomes a totally different kid. This place is amazing and it makes a big difference so it’s nice to give back.”



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1311175: Paula Iveson and son George, six



1311176: Phil and Laura Neville with son Rufus, two



1311177: Joanna Newton-Roberts and Alexander Roberts, three



1311178: Annie McDowall, two



1311179: Guests enjoy the bonfire

MORE than 200 people attended a bonfire and fireworks display at Camp Mohawk.

Residents of Wargrave joined families who use the centre as they enjoyed hot food and drinks before the display, which was staged by Starfield Fireworks.

The event, which was sponsored by construction company Interserve, is expected to have raised about £2,000.

Luke Jansen, Camp Mohawk manager, said: “The display was absolutely spectacular — I think it was the best one I’ve seen in 10 years here. I would like to say a big thank-you to Richard Bush who let us use his land.”

Camp Mohawk, a registered charity, is a day centre for children with learning disabilities and conditions such as autism.

Keri McDowall, of Goodall Close, Henley, who has a daughter who goes to the centre, said: “When she comes here she becomes a totally different kid. This place is amazing and it makes a big difference so it’s nice to give back.”

The charity also held a “quiet” fireworks display for special needs children who don’t like loud noises, which was attended by more than 150 people.

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