fireworks-imageThis year is likely to be the last year that Edinburgh Leisure can stage the fireworks display at Meadowbank Stadium before it is redeveloped, so get your tickets now for the biggest fireworks display in town this month.

The display will be launched by 13 year-old Blake Ross who recently starred in a film about Edinburgh Leisure’s Looked After and Active programme showing how physical activity has a positive impact on the lives of young people in care.

Blake said: “I’m thrilled to be chosen to set off the fireworks at Meadowbank. I really enjoy getting active with Edinburgh Leisure. The best thing about having the leisure card is you can do anything at all. You can go swimming, or do anything you would like to do to make you feel better and get fitter.

“If I didn’t have my leisure card, I’d just be stuck in my room in the house.”

With over five million customers across 31 leisure venues city wide, Edinburgh Leisure is a registered charity dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more.

Edinburgh Leisure runs over 20 ‘Active Communities’ projects that use physical activity to improve and, in many cases, transform the lives of people affected by health conditions, disabilities and poverty.

‘Looked After & Active’, one of Edinburgh Leisure’s Active Communities projects has enabled 1,300 children and young people in care to get active and play and there will be a charity collection to help the programme continue.

Many of the Young Ambassadors will be joining the crowds at the fireworks to help raise awareness of Edinburgh Leisure’s Active Communities’ work and helping in fundraising to help change more lives through the power of physical activity and sport.

To donate to Edinburgh Leisure and make a difference through the power of physical activity, text ‘ACTV16 £3’ to 70070.

Doors Open at 6.00pm with the fireworks starting at 7.30pm after some pre show entertainment! All will be over by 8.00pm. This year’s fireworks will have a sci-fi theme.

Book your tickets here.