If you are a South Leeds Local, you must know about The Hunslet Club Fireworks Display, which lights up the sky each year. On Friday (3 November 2023) over 2,000 people attended the fireworks event, not including those at The Oval, which was also open to the public.
This staple South Leeds display is a free community event that welcomes non-members, members, family, and friends. The Hunslet Club team plan every aspect of this event to ensure the day runs like a well-oiled machine.
Volunteers run this event on the day. Stewards helped direct guests and to ensure attendees stayed safe. Staff members were also volunteers and kept the food flowing at the barbecue, which sold affordable burgers and hot dogs. The outdoor pod and indoor tuck shop kept snacks flowing, while indoor seating was available to those looking to stay warm until the display.
The incredible fireworks display illuminated the sky, and over 2,000 people watched as The Hunslet Club team lit up the sky in South Leeds with a barrage of colour, sparkles, and noise. The crowd erupted with cheers and applause as the display finished before dispersing for more food or refreshments inside. The queue for the barbecue did not slow even after the display, though, with the team of volunteers working even after the display was over.
Those who attended the event weren’t the only ones watching the spectacular display as online feedback showcased how people in the streets looked to the sky, watching the display, with the Morrisons Car Park rammed with people filming.
A spokesperson for The Hunslet Club said
“Events like this are a fundamental part of The Hunslet Club. We always aim to bring the community together, where young people can have fun, and where families, regardless of financial background, can have a memorable experience.”
Thank you to our incredible team of volunteers who ran the barbecue and Pod and were stewards at the event. We also want to thank the local Councillors who attended this event and extended their support in person and on social media.
We couldn’t have done this event without the funding from the Leeds City Council Inner South Community Committee, which helped fund this project. Finally, thank you to Louise from West Yorkshire Police, who attended our youth clubs and activity camp before this event to help educate and inform young people about the dangers of fireworks and the safety measures they can take to stay safe.
Now, it is time to plan our next free community event – our Christmas Party happening on Sunday 10 December 2023.
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