St Albans cathedral is attempting to raise £20k for a massive fireworks display they hope will have the potential to reach 50,000 people across the city.
In lieu of the usual ticketed event at Verulamium Park, the Cathedral plans to put on a massive aerial display "that will be visible from doorsteps across the city, without the need for people to leave their homes". The event, which is slated for 7 November and titled 'Look Up Together', will also be streamed on YouTube.
Paul Dean, chairman of the Cathedral's fireworks committee, said: "We were inspired by New York's approach to this year's 4 July celebrations, with Macy's organising aerial displays that could be seen without people needing to leave their homes."
The Cathedral has said that if the fundraising campaign reaches £30k, they will gift the extra money to their nominated charities - The Hospice of St Francis and Youth Talk, St Albans and St Albans Cathedral. If the money does not get raised in time, the display will not go ahead and donations will be returned.
At the time of writing, the amount raised is at just over £5,000.