Free wristbands to help protect children at Sunderland Airshow as music and fireworks launch night approaches

Sunderland International Airshow in 2014
Sunderland International Airshow in 2014

Organisers of one of Sunderland’s biggest showcases are giving parents a helping hand to protect their children with wristbands.

Sunderland International Airshow is expected to once again draw in the crowds along the city’s Seaburn and Roker coastline, this weekend.

Each year, visitor numbers grow with figures regularly hitting the one million mark over the three-day event which kicks off on Friday with a music festival, flying display and firework display.

Sunderland City Council’s Airshow Director Sue Stanhope “The free family fun on the Friday night is a great start to the weekend. I hope everyone will come down and join in with a fantastic evening of entertainment.”

Meanwhile, parents are being advised to identify a meeting point on arrival and attach one of the free wristbands to children and vulnerable adults.

The wristbands, available from the information points and police officers, are designed to have contact telephone numbers written on the reverse,

The free family fun day on Friday is a great start to the weekend.

Sue Stanhope

Sue added: “Safety of everyone is a key element when we put the airshow programme together. This includes visitors, exhibitors, staff and of course aircrew.”

Entertainment starts at 4pm. Souvenir programmes are on sale at £3.

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