More than 3,000 people enjoyed Alresford Rotary Club’s 31st annual torchlit procession on November 3, which culminated in a bonfire and spectacular fireworks display at Arlebury Park.

The event, featuring pyrotechnics by Pains Fireworks, raised “a significant sum” which will enable the club to boost its support of local and international needs over the next few months.

Its popularity reflected not only the club’s efforts, led by president Jon Pittam, but also those of its friends and supporters, including Paul Daubney, Geoff Amey of Complete Garden Construction, Hinson Hire, Colin Appleton, Tim Morgan and RCH Morgan Giles, Angie Graham and The Swan in Alresford for the Guy, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Portswood Pallets for bonfire pallets, first aiders L P Medical Services, Sound Barrier Systems for the PA facilities and sound, Alresford Tennis Club for use of its lighting and New Alresford Town Council for the use of Arlebury Park.