AN ANNUAL firework display that takes place in Wokingham has been cancelled for the first time in 32 years due to Coronavirus.

the Wokingham Fireworks Spectacular was scheduled to take place on November 7, however has now been cancelled until next year.

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The annual event usually consists of torchlight procession led by a live band from the Town centre to Cantley Park, where children's fairground rides are available as well as the firework display.

David Gold, chair of Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust, said: “It is with regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s Wokingham Fireworks Spectacular.

"The annual charity event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Our target this year was to raise £25,000 for good causes.

"This year’s nominated charities are Thames Valley Air Ambulance, JAC in a Box, Topic of Cancer, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, and Wokingham Young Carers.

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"These charities need funds more than ever before and even though the event cannot take place we hope that people will still donate to these worthy causes.

"Our thanks in advance to the generous people of Wokingham and don’t forget to diary a note for next year’s event which will take place on November 6, 2021."

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