Huddersfield Feral and Strays has won Black Cat Fireworks’ competition to win a firework display worth in excess of £1250 (RRP), which was open to charities and non-profit organisations to help them in their fundraising efforts.
The non-profit organisation helps to catch, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and cover any vet treatments needed for the town’s feral cat colonies.
Huddersfield Feral and Strays was one of many charity and non-profit organisations from across the country to enter the competition.
On what they’ll do with the firework display, a representative from Huddersfield Feral and Strays said: “As a local not-for-profit organisation, we’re over the moon to have won the competition, and would like to give heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for us in the online poll.
“Our vet bills stand currently around £10,000, so we’re planning to use the firework display at our second-anniversary fundraising event later this year. It’s fantastic to organise an event that not only raises vital funds, but is also a celebration of the work our volunteers do and thank you to our supporters.”
Black Cat Fireworks’ UK General Manager – Vice President, Austin Brown, said: “I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to Huddersfield Feral and Strays, the voting response they received from their supporters was overwhelming and shows how important their good work is to so many people in the local area”.
The runner up, Overgate Hospice at Elland, received a firework display worth almost £500 (RRP) in recognition of their fantastic competition entry, and also for all the amazing work they do. Two of the final four organisations – Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and Oldham 10th (Knolls Lane) Scout Group – were offered a 20% discount at the Standard Fireworks Factory Shop on their next purchase.
Image: Austin Brown (General Manager – Vice President of Black Cat Fireworks, left) with representatives from Huddersfield Feral and Strays and their £1250 firework display prize: