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Volunteers’ plans for series of Bute family events

Light Up Bute's plans for a series of family events on Bute throughout the year are aimed at building up interest in, and raising funds for, a community fireworks display and bonfire in November.

Light Up Bute's plans for a series of family events on Bute throughout the year are aimed at building up interest in, and raising funds for, a community fireworks display and bonfire in November.

 

The volunteers behind plans for a series of family events on Bute leading up to a showcase fireworks display in November have spoken to The Buteman this week.

Light Up Bute began as a Facebook page last November, set up by Grant Graham and Alex Simmons, and they and their fellow committee members have spent most of the last three months putting plans in place for a programme of fun family events on the island during 2014.

“We were just fed up seeing our own kids coming in from school and doing nothing,” Grant said. “When I was younger there were family events on the island throughout the year, and seeing other small communities holding events for kids and families we decided to try and do something here.

“We want to do things to help get kids off the street and to bring a sense of community back to Rothesay.”

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