Community Market boosts Ottery's Carnival firweworks bonanza

OTTERY S Carnival fireworks bonanza got a cash boost at the weekend as the town s Community Market raised �160 for the cause.

OTTERY'S Carnival fireworks bonanza got a cash boost at the weekend as the town's Community Market raised �160 for the cause.

A raffle at the popular monthly Sustainable Ottery event in The Institute saw residents rally behind the cause, buying 800 tickets in three hours.

"It was a wonderful show of support," said organiser Beatrix Godfrey, "as soon as people realised it was for the carnival they opened their purses."

Last month's spectacular Ottery Carnival firework display was saved at the last minute by a donation from a mystery benefactor. Organisers had struggled to raise the �1,500 it costs to put on the traditional show in the Land of Canaan.