Dear Editor Rotary

Rotary Bonfire

Once again the Kibworth & Fleckney Rotary Club, together with the local Scout Groups and Hi-5 Fireworks, have staged a very enjoyable and successful Bonfire and Firework display.

Did you pay to watch the display?

However of concern is the increasing number of people standing on Harborough Road and New Road, enjoying the display without paying, which is totally against the spirit of the event – raising money for Charity. One young couple even had the temerity to walk on to the field seconds after the display started and refused to pay.

It’s a Charity Event

In the current economic climate, there will no doubt be people who cannot afford to attend, but I don’t think that was the case in this instance. This year the number was estimated at around 200 (10% of the attendance), thus depriving the event of an income in excess of £1,000. It is hard enough raising money for Charity at this time without these freeloaders taking advantage.

At risk for the future

The lack of these funds is putting the event at risk and, once again, we have the actions of the selfish few spoiling the enjoyment of the majority.

Of even more concern is that the attitude of the parents is being passed down to the children who were watching. An indictment on our ‘take all’ society and people not being a part of our community to which we all have responsibilities.

I trust these people will take heed of the result of their actions and hopefully mend their ways for the future.

Name and address withheld

Kibworth & Fleckney Rotary