CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S newest music and arts festival, the Fringe in the Fen, have had an explosive offer too good to turn down - a free firework display organised by the renowned Kimbolton Fireworks team.

The eight-day festival, which is taking place in Fenstanton this summer, has large variety of events planned - and all will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The firework display will form part of the Proms in the Park event on Saturday, July 16.

Kimbolton Fireworks, which has offered its services for free, is the last remaining manufacturer of large display fireworks from raw materials in the UK and has created displays for some of the largest and most prestigious events, from Trafalgar 200 and the 50th Anniversary of VJ Day to theNew Year’s Eve celebrations on the River Thames in London.

Owner and founder of Kimbolton Fireworks Rev Ron Lancaster MBE said: “I am delighted to support MacMillan Cancer Support through Fringe in the Fen. We have all been touched by the effects of cancer amongst our friends and families and we recognise the outstanding work MacMillan Cancer Support do to ease the suffering of those affected.”

The Proms in the Park will also feature the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, which will be joined by a massed choir of musicians from St Ives Choral Society, New Cambridge Singers, Swavesey Community Choir and the Cambridge Chord Company.

Festival organiser Lynda Symonds added: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local community and the enthusiasm of local businesses such as Kimbolton Fireworks to support Fringe in the Fen. Their generosity ensures that as well as putting on a festival to remember in Cambridgeshire this summer we can be confident that the proceeds from all ticket sales will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.”

INFORMATION: Tickets for Proms in the Park, which starts at 7pm (gates open from 6.30pm) at Fenstanton Manor, Low Road, Fenstanton, are £15 adult, £35 for a family of four, senior citizen and 12-15 year- olds £10, and children under 12 free.

To buy tickets and to find out more about the Fringe in the Fen festival programme see www.fringeinthefen.com