HAGLEY Ramblers Scout Group are hoping their biggest fundraising event of the year will go with a bang.

The group will be hosting a big bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday November 4 - from 5.30pm to 8.30pm - the proceeds from which will go towards their continuing campaign to build a new scout hut.

More than 4,000 people flocked to last year's event which raised thousands towards the planned new HQ for the popular group.

Group scout leader Sue Corlett said: "We had such good weather last year - it was unbelievable."

Money raised from the event will go towards the £375,000 needed to build a brand new scout hut to replace the group's ageing present base on Lord Cobham's Hagley Hall estate.

Planning permission has already been granted for the new build but a whopping £225,000 still needs to be raised to bring the ambitious project to reality to enable the group to double its capacity.

Attendance at this year's event, which will be held on a field opposite Webbs Garden Centre, off the A456, is expected to be high - so people are urged to buy their tickets online ahead of time.

Gates will open at 5.30pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm.

A small fireworks display will get underway at 7pm, which will be followed by a mock Viking battle - ahead of the main fireworks which will be let off from 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from website www.hagleyramblers.com up until 6.30pm on the day.

People can also get tickets from Hagley Village Spar and Robinson and Sproson Opticians from Thursday November 2.

Anyone interested in joining the group or wishing to stage a fundraiser or make a donation for the new scout hut can email hagleyramblersgsl@gmail.com.